Here's what you'll hear today (right-click to download MP3 or open in a new tab or window):
- Sabrina Shaheen: "Show Me"
- Sabrina Shaheen: "Veiled"
- Sabrina Shaheen: "My Love"
Special thanks to Sabrina Shaheen for sharing the music with us.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Other historical notes follow, along with an Amazon carousel that lets you buy both the featured artist's music and items related to this date in history.
European explorer Sir Francis Drake died this day in 1595. The trial of Gunpower Plot conspirators Guy Fawkes and company started this day in 1606, ending with their execution on Jan. 31. Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born this day in 1756. Congress approved the creation of the Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma this day in 1825, another step in the Trail of Tears genocide. The National Geographic Society was established this day in 1888. Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi died this day in 1901. Bluesman Elmore James was born this day in 1918. American journalist Nellie Bly died this day in 1922. Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland was born this day in 1930. Actor James Cromwell was born this day in 1940. Radio and TV personality Ed Schultz and comic book artist Peter Laird were both born this day in 1954. Comic book writer/artist and film director Frank Miller was born this day in 1957. MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann was born this day in 1959. Canadian musician Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) was born this day in 1961, when the Shirelles' "(Will You Love Me) Tomorrow" was No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart. American actress Bridget Fonda was born this day in 1964. Scottish actor Alan Cumming was born this day in 1965. The Apollo 1 crew of Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee died in a fire during a test this day in 1967. American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died this day in 1972. Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" was No. 1 this day in 1985. French professional wrestler and actor André the Giant died this day in 1993. Western Union ended its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services this day in 2006. And American novelist John Updike died this day in 2009.