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1919 – CHAVELA VARGAS IS BORN. The Mexican singer of Costa Rican origin Chavela Vargas, a symbol of ranchera music, was born in the district of San Joaquín (Heredia, Costa Rica). She recorded more than 30 albums and acted in films by Pedro Almodóvar and Wermer Hergoz.

1938 – ASSOCIATION D. ATHENS. The Atenas Sports Association is founded in the city of Córdoba, the most successful club in the National Basketball League, in whose ranks players of the stature of Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor “Pichi” Campana and Fabricio Oberto made history.

1951 – FOUNDATION OF THE IAA Through presidential decree 7338/1951, the Argentine Antarctic Institute is created in order to control and develop Argentine scientific activity in the southern continent.

1964 – JERRIE MOCK. American aviator Jerrie Mock lands at Port Columbus Airport (Ohio, USA) and becomes the first woman to fly around the world. She aboard her plane “Spirit of Columbus” she returned to the starting point after 29 days of travel.

1970 – PAUL MCCARTNEY. Former Beatle Paul McCartney publishes his first solo album, which bears his name and his home recording in which his wife Linda Eastman accompanies him in a song. McCartney’s release coincided with that of Let It Be, the last album by The Beatles

1983 – DIEGO A. MARADONA. Argentine star Diego Maradona scores three goals for the Spanish Barcelona for the first and only time. It was in the 7-2 win against Unión Deportiva Las Palmas at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.

1998 – LINDA MCCARTNEY. At the age of 56, the American musician, composer and photographer Linda McCartney (Linda Louise Eastman), defender of animal rights and promoter of veganism, dies in the city of Tucson (Arizona, USA). She was the first wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney.

2011 – GAMES OF THRONES. The American television network HBO broadcasts “Winter is coming”, the first chapter of the successful series Games of Thrones, inspired by the fantasy novel A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George RR Martin. The series concluded on April 14, 2019, after eight seasons.

2014 – GARCIA MARQUEZ. At the age of 87, the Colombian writer and journalist Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, died in Mexico City. The novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera are the most highlights of the cultist of “magical realism”.

2016 – LIONEL MESSI. The Argentine star of the Spanish Barcelona Lionel Messi scores the goal number 500 of his career. It was in the defeat of the “culé” team by 2-1 against Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium.

2022 – HEMOPHILIA DAY. Since 1989, World Hemophilia Day has been celebrated in order to raise awareness about the hereditary disorder that prevents normal blood clotting. The date commemorates the birth of physician Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Hemophilia Foundation.

2022 – PEASANT STRUGGLE. The International Day of Peasant Struggle is celebrated, instituted by the Union of Land Workers in tribute to the 19 rural workers murdered in 1996 by the Military Police in the town of Eldorado dos Carajás, in the Brazilian state of Pará.

2022 – MALBEC DAY. World Malbec Day is celebrated to spread the consumption of this type of red wine, whose strain is native to France and has Argentina as the world’s largest producer. The Argentine production of Malbec is equivalent to 38.8% of the total number of red varieties in the country.

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