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David Bowie Wins Greatest 20th Century Entertainer In BBC Poll

first_imgNews Twitter Facebook Email David Bowie Voted #1 20th Century Entertainer david-bowie-wins-greatest-20th-century-entertainer-bbc-poll Bowie died in 2016 and posthumously won four categories at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for his final album, Blackstar, and its title track, for a career total of five wins. Additionally, in 2006 he was honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime and Achievement Award. The icon also has two singles and one album in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: 1969’s “Space Oddity,” 1972’s “Changes” and 1972’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.A Bowie Celebration Announces Tour DatesRead more BBC viewers placed Bowie at the pinnacle, above Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday and Marilyn MonroePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 18, 2019 – 1:56 pm On Jan. 16, BBC revealed David Bowie was the winner of its viewer poll for greatest entertainer of the 20th century. His competition included Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe.The poll was held as part of BBC Two’s “Icons” series, which also spotlights explorers, leaders and scientists. The winners in those categories respectively were Ernest Shackleton, Nelson Mandela and Alan Turing, placing Bowie in the poll’s final round for greatest 20th century icon. The series’ bio for Bowie describes him as “an innovator constantly at music’s cutting edge.” https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1085618590471077889 David Bowie Wins Greatest 20th Century Entertainer In BBC Poll last_img read more

Google Doodle honors Elena Cornaro Piscopia first woman with a doctorate

first_imgUpdate 7:00 p.m. PT: Google made the doodle available in the U.S. Post a comment Tags The Google Doodle for June 5. Google Google’s search doodles often take to highlighting the trail blazers that have changed the world. The doodle on June 5 is no exception. Drawn up by Californian artist Alyssa Winans, Wednesday’s doodle shows Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a female scholar from Venice, Italy who in 1678 became the first woman in the world to be awarded with a doctorate. The doodle shows Piscopia with her head in a book in a library, with Winans hoping to show how Elena was happiest “when she was able to study undisturbed.” Today marks her 373rd birthday. Cue the “tanti auguri a te!”Piscopia was trained in the classic languages of Latin and Greek during her childhood years and developed a love of study. She mastered seven languages in total. However, she didn’t seek glory or degrees, she was just keenly interested in accumulating knowledge. It was at her father’s insistence that she requested access to the Doctor of Theology course at the University of Padua.But this was the 1670s and the Roman Catholic Church did not want to offer a woman such a title. Eventually, the church allowed Elena to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy and so she did. Her thesis defense — an oral test in front of examiners and the public — was so well attended it had to be moved to the local cathedral. She passed with flying colors and wrote her name in the history books on June 25, 1678. Elena passed away just six years later, after battling tuberculosis. The Google Doodle was not originally visible if you are using the search giant in the U.S. on June 5 but it, and it has now been added. In France, today’s Google Doodle celebrates French director Jacques Demy. 49 Photos 0center_img Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Share your voice Sci-Tech Google Doodlelast_img read more