Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1594
Henry IV of France is crowned at Chartres Cathedral, beginning the House of Bourbon dynasty.

1807
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hiawatha) born in Portland, Maine.

1827
New Orleans, Louisiana celebrated its first Mardi Gras.

1902

Novelist John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wraith) born Salinas, California.

Poet and adventurer Harry 'Breaker' Morant is executed by firing squad in South Africa.

1904
Author James T. Farrell (Studs Lonigan) born in Chicago, Illinois.

1912
Author Lawrence Durrell (The Alexandria Quartet born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

1923
Jazz saxiphonist Dexter Gordon born in Los Angeles.

1932

Actress Elizabeth Taylor born in London.

1933
Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, burned down with Nazis blaming a Dutch Communist, Marinus van der Lubbe.

1934
Political activist and author, Ralph Nader (Unsafe at Any Speed) born in Winsted, Connecticut.

1943

The Saturday Evening Post publishes the second of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms - Freedom of Worship



Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
Ventôse 9 Marceau