On this Date Feb 21

21 02 2011

On this date in 1976, “Rockabye Hamlet” closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 7 performances. This was one a series of updated Shakespeare plays that had little success. The others were Freddie and the Dreamers in ” I’m Henry the Fifth I Am, Henry the Fifth I Am I Am;” The Moody Blues in “Midsummer’s Nights in White Satin Dream:”, and Donovan starring in “Othello Yellow.”

On this date in 1543 – The Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn. What happened in those Wayna Daga nights during the battle was later updated and retold in the 2006 Will Ferrell movie ” Talladega Nights.”

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