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Woman behind bars

On this day in 1579 King Philip II ordered the arrest of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, on the charge of betraying state secrets.  

Born on this day in 1887 composer Sigmund Romberg

Born on this day in 1893 composer Aarre Merikanto

Born on this day in 1899 bass Ludwig Weber

Born on this day in 1919 conductor Charles Farncombe

Born on this day in 1929 composer Avet Ruben Terteryan

Happy 80th birthday tenor and conductor Peter Schreier

Happy 73rd birthday baritone Bernd Weikl

Happy 58th birthday soprano Alessandra Marc

Happy 52nd birthday mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina