[Daily article] December 30: No Me Queda Más

“No Me Queda Más” (“There’s Nothing Left for Me”) is a song by American
recording artist Selena for her fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido
(1994). Written by Ricky Vela and produced by Selena’s brother A.B.
Quintanilla, it was released as the third single from the album in
October 1994 by EMI Latin. It is a downtempo mariachi and pop ballad
that portrays a woman who wishes the best for her former lover despite
her own agony. Praised by music critics for its raw emotion, “No Me
Queda Más” was one of the most successful singles of Selena’s career,
topping the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for seven non-consecutive
weeks. It was the Song of the Year at the 1995 Broadcast Music Awards
and became the most successful US Latin single of 1995. Billboard
magazine ranked it ninth on a list of Tejano recordings. A music video,
shot in San Antonio’s Amtrak station, received the Music Video of the
Year award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Many musicians have
recorded cover versions, including Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, American
salsa singer Tito Nieves, and Mexican pop group Palomo.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1702:

Carolina colonial governor James Moore abandoned the siege
against the Castillo de San Marcos at St. Augustine, Spanish Florida,
and retreated to Charles Town in disgrace.

1853:

The United States purchased approximately 29,600 sq mi
(77,000 km2) of land south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande
from Mexico for $10 million.

1903:

In the deadliest single-building fire in United States history,
the Iroquois Theatre fire claimed over 600 lives in Chicago.

1906:

The All-India Muslim League, a political party in British India
that developed into the driving force behind the creation of Pakistan as
a Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent, was founded in Dhaka.

2006:

MV Senopati Nusantara, an Indonesian ferry, sank in the Java
Sea during a storm, killing at least 400 people.

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

underfire:
1. (transitive, intransitive) To heat from below.
2. (transitive) To intentionally operate a boiler, furnace, oven, etc., at
a low level.
3. (intransitive) Not burning fuel at the desired level, and thus not
providing heat efficiently.
4. (transitive, ceramics) To fire at a low (or excessively low)
temperature.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  I was a simple kid who was thrown into the wonderful world of show
business. I’ve loved every moment.  
–Debbie Reynolds

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