Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1582
Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.

1786
Folklorist and fairy tale author Wilhelm Grimm born in Hanau, Germany.
He and his brother Jakob compiled Grimm's Fairy Tales.

1836

Artist Winslow Homer born in Boston.

1848
King Louis-Philippe of France abdicated the throne and went into exile in England.
France became a republic for the second time.

1863
Arizona was organized as a United States territory.

1868
The first American parade to have floats took place at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1874
Baseball player Honus Wagner born in Chartiers, Pennsylvania.

1917
World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.

1942
The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25.

1944
Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (All-Stars, Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, and Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)

1950
George Thorogood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955

Apple computer co-founder Steve Jobs born in San Francisco.

1989
Raison d'ĂȘtre for the television program Twin Peaks - the death of Laura Palmer fictionally takes place this day.



Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
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