November 17

This Day in History

1839

Verdi’s First Opera Premieres

Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio debuts in Milan. The premiere was held at the Teatro La Scala, where Verdi had first learned his craft from composer and … (more...)

1790

Möbius Born, His Strip Soon Discovered

"On this day in 1790, the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius was born in Schulpforta, not far from Leipzig. His name is attached to a variety of important mathematical, topographical and … (more...)