Feb 28, 2012

Gioachino Rossini and Leap Year Google Doodle VIDEO

Google celebrates the 220th birthday of Gioachino Rossini and the Leap Year.




Top 5 facts about Rossini:


1. He was born on February 29, 1792.


2. Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer.







3. He wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.


4. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell).






5. Rossini died on 13 November 1868.




... and the Leap Day...


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February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.






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