Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1552

English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh born in Devonshire, England.

1561
English philosopher, lawyer, linguist, composer, mathematician, poet, painter Francis Bacon born in London, England.

1788

Poet George Gordon, Lord Byron born in London, England.

1849
Swedish author, poet, and playwright August Strindberg born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1869
Russian mystic to the Tsars Grigori Rasputin born in Pokrovskoye, Siberia.

1875
Film director D.W. Griffith (Birth of a Nation) born in La Grange, Kentucky.

1897
Blues and gospel musician Blind Willie Johnson born in Brenham, Texas.

1901
Following the death of Queen Victoria, her son Edward is crowned Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
So begins the Edwardian Era.

1904
Choreographer and director George Balanchine born in St Petersburg, Russia.

1909

Actress Ann Sothern born Valley City, North Dakota.

1922
Poet, critic and poetry editor for The New Yorker, Howard Moss born in New York City.

1931
Singer Sam Cooke born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

1946
1946 – Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)

1959
Actress Linda Blair (The Exorcist) born in St Louis, Missouri.

1984

Super Bowl XVIII - Raiders beat the Redskins 38-9 in Tampa.

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.

1989

Super Bowl XXIII - 49er's beat the Bengals 20-16 in Miami.



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