Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1788

Australia Day
A fleet of 11 British ships arrives on the coast of New South Wales to establish a penal colony for British convicts.

1831
Childrens author Mary Mapes Dodge (Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates), born Mary Mapes in New York City.

1885
After a 10 month seige, troops loyal to The Mahdi take Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.

1908
French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli born in Paris.
He co-founded, along with Django Reinhardt, the continental jazz group Quintette du Hot Club de France.

1918
Science fiction author Philip José Farmer born in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1925
Actor Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke) born in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

1928
French film director Roger Vadim born in Paris.

1929

Cartoonist Jules Feiffer born in New York City.
He said:"The only thing I wanted to be was grown up. Because I was a terrible flop as a child. You cannot be a successful boy in America if you cannot throw or catch a ball."

1935
Baseball player and sportscaster Bob Uecker born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1956

VII Winter Olympics open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

1986

Super Bowl XX - Bears beat the Patriots 46-10 in the Louisiana Superdome.

1992

Super Bowl XXVI - Redskins beat the Bills 37-24 in the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

1997

Super Bowl XXXI - Packers beat the Patriots 35-21 in Louisiana Superdome.

1998
President Bill Clinton said, “I want to say one thing to the American people. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

2003

Super Bowl XXXVII - Buccaneers beat the Raiders 48-21 in San Diego at Qualcomm stadium.



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French Republican Calendar
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