Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1794
Mexican general and 8th President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna born in Xalapa, Mexico.

1848
Karl Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto in London, England.

1885
The Washington Monument is dedicated.

1893
Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia born in Linares, Spain.

1903
French novelist and short story writer Anaïs Nin born in Neuilly, France.

1907
British poet W. H. Auden born in York, England.

1916
The Battle of Verdun begins in WWI .

1925

The first issue of The New Yorker published selling for 15 cents a copy.

Film director Sam Peckinpah (Straw Dogs) born in Fresno, California.

1947
In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera , to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.

1958

The peace symbol is born from a design by Gerald Holtom commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament .

1962
Writer David Foster Wallace born in Ithica, New York.

1962
Writer Chuck Palahniuk (The Fight Club) born in Pasco, Washington.

1965

Malcolm X assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom, New York City.

1972
Nixon visits China.



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