Friday, April 24, 2015

Ten Things To Know for Today and This Week: Gallipoli's 100th Anniversary Remembered

Ten things to know for this day and this week:

1) Today marks the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

2) The Battle of Gallipoli claimed 131,000 soldiers, including 86, 000 Turkish forces, according to the BBC

3) Today, Prince Charles (pict. top) joined in ceremonies with leaders from Turkey, France and New Zealand at the battlefield in Turkey's western Aegean coast.

4) On the occasion of another 100th anniversary, this one marking the alleged genocide of Armenians in Anatolia by the Ottoman Empire, Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan told the Turkish English-language newspaper "Daily Hurriyet" that he would like to see diplomatic relations between Ankara and Yerevan established.

5) The 7th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival takes place in the Raleigh-suburb of Cary, NC, on Sunday; this year, the event will recognize the poetry of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1976). (The late Turkish poet Hikmet is pict. center)

6) The liberal magazine "Mother Jones" was founded in February of 1976; it has a circulation of 203,251.

7) The neoconservative magazine "The Weekly Standard" was established in September of 1995; it has a circulation of 104, 682.

8) Barbra Streisand (pict. bottom) turns 73 today.

9) Aurora, Colorado, pop. 325, 078, has the third largest population in the western state.

10) The British new wave/ska band The English Beat was formed in 1978.

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