Yesterday Almanac Tomorrow

1789
George Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College.

1818
San Francisco eccentric Joshua Abraham Norton born in London.
After moving to San Francisco, he proclaimed himself 'Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico'.

1902
Aviator Charles Lindbergh - the first person to fly the Atlantic- born in Detroit, Michigan.

1913
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.

1918
Actress and film director Ida Lupino (The_Hitch-Hiker) born in London, England.


The first talking movie released The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.

1932
Author Robert Coover (The Public Burning) born in Charles City, Iowa.


III Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.

1940
Film director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) born in New York City.

1968
Insipiration for the Beat writers, Neal Cassady, collapses & dies along the railroad tracks in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

1974
19-year-old heiress to publisher William Randolph Hearst, Patty Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, California by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

1976

XII Winter Olympics open in Innsbruck, Austria.

1983
Singer/drummer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure brought on by anorexia nervosa.

2007

Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Miami.

2018

Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41 to 33 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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