Front pages (and usually back, middle or other pages) chosen at random (more or less) from my collection of mostly 20th Century mostly British newspapers. Weekly new posts on Sundays, a Random Cutting on Wednesdays and a Random Advert on Fridays.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Random Cutting - Death of Verdi (1901)
2nd February 1901
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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was born in 1813 and between 1839 and 1893 produced 30 operas including 'Rigoletto', 'La Traviata' and 'Aida'. He died on the 27th January 1901, a week after suffering a stroke.