Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize in Literature on the 5th of October, 1995. Listen to the Nobel Laureate as he reads one of his most-loved, short poems. Also use study-guide questions to think about the meaning of this famous work.
Initial changes implemented by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government cause massive unemployment in Britain. Urged to take a U-Turn, she declares: ''You turn if you want to. The Lady's not for turning.''
Giuseppe Verdi, still popular in today's world, was born on October 10, 1813 in a small Northern Italian village. Film makers use his music and one of his most-beautiful songs was performed at Princess Diana's funeral.