Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1791
Claude Chappe unveils a new method of long-distance communication using a semaphore machine in Paris.

1836

The
Republic of Texas declared its independence from Mexico.

1882
Queen Victoria escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor, England.
He had been plying Her Majesty with doggerel which he claimed she curtly responded to.
His response was with a pistol.

1904
Author Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat) born in Springfield, Massachuetts.

1917
Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) born Santiago de Cuba.

1924
Poet Edgar Bowers born in Rome Georgia.
He won the Bollingen Prize for poetry in 1989.

1931
Author Tom Wolfe (The Bonfire of the Vanities) born in Richmond, Virginia.

1933

King Kong premières in New York City. More research needed on whether it is the movie or the events that sparked the movie.

1939

Pope Pius XII is elected 260th Roman Catholic pope.

1942
Author John Irving (The World According to Garp) born in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Rockster Lou Reed born in Brooklyn, New York.

1948
Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, Rory Gallagher born in Ballyshannon, Ireland.

1950
Singer Karen Carpenter born in New Haven, Connecticut.

1962
Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record for the NBA by scoring 100 points against the New York Knicks.



Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
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