1881 - Béla Bartók was born in Hungary. He was an outstanding composer, but his greatest passion was for Hungarian peasant songs. Bartók was professor of piano at Budapest Academy, but his anti-Fascist stance during World War II forced him to leave Hungary for the United States, where he died in 1945. He is an honorary member of the Hungarian Parliament. Bartók was an ardent Unitarian and his son served as president of the Hungarian Unitarians. Read more about Béla Bartók.
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Harvard Square is delighted to present our first ebook, which includes an account of the Universalist and Unitarian role in giving shape to the American Christmas celebrations we know today. It also includes five classic Christmas stories by Unitarian authors, including Rev. Theodore Parker's own Christmas story. In Parker's story, the gospel story of Jesus' birth is overlapped with the account of the Christmas generosity of an elderly brother and sister that heals their New England village of it social divisions (including those related to ... read more