Today In Fact, 5 December

Perhaps the greatest musical genius of our civilization died this day in 1791. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was just 35 years old and died on Krampusnacht, the day before St. Nicholas day. In Austria and other German-speaking countries, Krampus is the beast with horns that gives coal to naughty children.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (serendipiday.blogspot.com)

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