Cher Public

Throne for a loop

On this day in 1056 Empress Theodora became ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.  

Born on this day in 1834 composer Amilcare Ponchielli

Born on this day in 1912 tenor/baritone Ramón Vinay

Born on this day in 1937 baritone Leif Roar

Happy 54th birthday tenor Neill Archer