Brezhnev becomes president of the USSR May 7, 1960

May 7, 1960: Leonid Brezhnev, one of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s most trusted proteges, is selected as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet—the Soviet equivalent to the presidency. This was another important step in Brezhnev’s rise to power in Russia, a rise that he later capped by taking control of the Soviet Union in […]

Biography of Edvard Munch

Biography of Edvard Munch Edvard Munch – The Dance of Life Site © 2005 Roman Jaster 1863 Birth of Edvard Munch, December 12, Loten, Norway. Son of military doctor, Christian Munch and wife, Cathrine. 1868 Munch’s mother dies of tuberculosis at the age of 30. Her sister, Karen Bjolstad, takes over household. 1877 Sister, Sophie, dies […]

Ballesteros ‘Could Get Up and Down Out of a Garbage Can’

May 7, 2011 NY Times By LARRY DORMAN CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The reality of the death of the great golf champion Seve Ballesteros in Spain at the age of 54 dawned on the Quail Hollow Club on Saturday morning, its arrival fittingly wrapped in a thick fog that shrouded the golf course and delayed the […]