On this day in 1991, Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gave a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. Because of a rainstorm, only 100,000 of the expected 250,000 spectators attended the concert. It was still the biggest turnout at Hyde Park since the Rolling Stones performed there in 1969.

Minnie Carter Martin, who worked days ‹in a lumber mill, handmade this quilt in 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The pattern name is called Swallow’s Nest, alternately called Turkey Tracks or Singing Corners. Martin made the quilt for her great niece, who documented the quilt during the Quilts of Tennessee project.

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