Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings.
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Twelfth Day Eve, or Epiphany Eve

Feast day of St Edward the Confessor marking his death in 1066.

1757
French King Louis XV survives an assassination attempt by Robert-Fran├žois Damiens.
Damiens will be the the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, which was then the punishment used for regicides.

1879
Song writer and vaudevillian Jack Norworth born in Philadelphia.
He wrote the lyrics for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" even though he had never been to a game.

1900
Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy born in Paris.

1914

Actor George Reeves known best for his TV portrayal of Superman, born in Woolstock, Iowa.

1923
Legendary music producer of Sun records Sam Phillips born in Florence, Alabama.

1926
Poet W. D. Snodgrass born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

1930
Mao Tse-tung writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”.

1931
Actor Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now) born in San Diego, California.

1932
Writer Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose) born in Alessandria, Italy.

1933
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.

1945
Japanese pilots receive the first orders to become Kamikaze which translates into “Divine Wind”
- after a legendary typhoon that spoiled the Mogol emperor Kubla Khan's invasion of Japan in 1281.

1940
Comedy writer Michael O'Donoghue (National Lampoon) born in Sauquoit, New York.

1946
Actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) born Los Angeles.

1956
Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel”.

1961
Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent born in Paragould, Arkansas>.

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Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
Nivôse 16 Silex