Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1874
Writer Gertrude Stein is born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

1894

Artist Norman Rockwell born in New York.

1904
Gangster Pretty Boy Floyd is born in Adairsville, Georgia.

1907
Writer James Michener born in New York.

1931
The legislature of the State of Arkansas passed a resolution asking people to pray for H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore columnist who had singled out the state as the center of "cultural moronia".

1943
Four Chaplains Day - When the Allied troopship S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed by a German sub and went down with a loss of 600 lives, four chaplains gave up their lifejackets to shipmates, thereby also perishing in the icy waters.

1959
Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, & Richie Valens are killed in plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.
Don McLean says this was the day the music died in the song American Pie.

1961
Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping "San Francisco Bay Blues" in New York.

1967
Jimi Hendrix records "Purple Haze".

1972

XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan.

2002

Super Bowl XXXVI - The New England Patriots beat the St Louis Rams 20 to 17 in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.

2008

Super Bowl XLII - The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17 to 14 in at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, AZ.

2013

Super Bowl XLVII - The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49er's 34 to 31 in at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.



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