1927 – “Putting Pants on Philip”, the first film by Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel, is released in the United States. The idea for the film was Stan Laurel and was based on a story told by a friend while Laurel was working in the music hall. Archivist William K. Everson described the film as “one of the true pearls of comedy.”
1956 – Alexander Rodchenko dies at the age of 64 in St. Petersburg. Rodchenko, was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of Russian constructivism and design. Rodchenko, was married to artist Varvara Stepanova. Rodchenko was one of the most comprehensive constructivist and productive artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution.
1960 – Born in Fort Bragg, Julianne Moore. Moore, is an American actress and author of children’s films. Present, in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for portraying women with emotional problems in both Hollywood independent films, and has received many accolades, including an Academie Award and two Golden Globes.
1984 – A leak of methyl isocyanate from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people and injures nearly 200,000 others (about 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries). The leak of the toxic substance, spread throughout the city. This is one of the worst industrial catastrophes in the history of this country.
1989 – During the Cold War period, at a meeting on the Maltese coast, US President George HW Bush and USSR First Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev issue statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact may end. This official meeting between Bush and Gorbachev was also referred to as the Malta Summit.
1994 – The first PlayStation children’s gaming computer launches in Japan. This computer brand was produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. Its launch was later followed, and in the US, Australia, and Europe. PlayStation, is one of the most popular and most used computers by children today worldwide.
1997 – In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty banning the production and placement of anti-personnel mines. The United States, the People’s Republic of China and Russia did not sign the treaty. A total of 150 countries participated in the Conference and 121 signed it. $ 500 million was also allocated to help those affected.
2011– Sabri Godo dies An Albanian writer and politician. He served in the army as an officer until 1948 and was later expelled as politically unwelcome. In 1953 he was expelled from the Communist Party, where he had joined in February 1944. This is where his ordeal of the dictatorship period begins. Due to his marriage to a girl from aristocratic families and family affiliation, prominent intellectuals, opponents of the regime, shot, imprisoned and escaped, his life has gone several times to the razor’s edge, to the point of imprisonment. Godo is known as a rare pen in historical novels, where the most sensational and discussed are “Skanderbeg” and “Ali Pasha Tepelena”. On these figures that exceeded the dimensions of the nation, he did not stop looking. In the 90s, he was involved from the beginning in the anti-communist movement and on January 10, 1990 he formed the Republican Party of Albania, a right-wing party, ally of the Democratic Party, which had at its core the respect of private property, family and union nation.