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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Hip Hop birthHip Hop birth by The Ovi Team
August 11th 1973. Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in 1973...
 
 Virginia and Leonard Woolf marryVirginia and Leonard Woolf marry by The Ovi Team
August 10th 1912; On this day, Virginia Stephen, 30, marries Leonard Woolf, 31, at a registry office in London.
 
 International Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People by The Ovi Team
The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 - 2004).
 
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 Keats returnsKeats returns by The Ovi Team
August 8th 1818; on this day, 22-year-old John Keats returns from a strenuous walking tour of the Lake Districts and Scotland with friends. On the tour, he begins to show symptoms of the tuberculosis that will kill him within three years.
 
 Henry Fielding leaves London for LisbonHenry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon by The Ovi Team
August 7th; on this day in 1754, novelist Henry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon seeking a healthier climate. Fielding had suffered from ill health for some time, but his trip to Lisbon fails to ease his condition. He dies there two months later.
 
 Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes by The Ovi Team
August 6th 1942; on this day Isaac Hayes born. A significant force in popular culture from the mid-1960s until his death in 2008, Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, Tennessee on this day in 1942.
 
 Little Orphan AnnieLittle Orphan Annie by The Ovi Team
August 5th 1924; in the New York "Daily News" debuted the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray.
 
 Sex, lies and videotapeSex, lies and videotape by The Ovi Team
August 4th 1989. On this day in 1989, sex, lies and videotape, which helped usher in the independent film revolution of the early 1990s, opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film, which starred James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher
 
 Vitaphone SystemVitaphone System by The Ovi Team
August 2nd 1926; John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the first showing of the Vitaphone System. The system was the combining of picture and sound for movies. The Vitaphone was a sound-on-disc system developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and Wester
 
 MTVMTV by The Ovi Team
August 1st 1981. Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with the words (spoken by one of MTV's creators, John Lack): "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.
 
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