Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1847
Inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1871
Winner of the first Tour de France in 1903, Maurice Garin born in Arvier, Italy.

1875
The première of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen takes place at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

1882
Italian businessman Charles Ponzi born in Lugo, Italy.
Perpetrator of a financial scheme that took on his name - The Ponzi Scheme.

1893
Illustrator and potter Beatrice Wood born in San Francisco, California.

1911

Actress Jean Harlow born Kansas City, Missouri.
When Jean Harlow met Lady Asquith, she addressed her by her first name, Margot, pronouncing the word as if it rhymed with not.
Lady Asquith reproved her gently: "My dear, the t is silent as in Harlow."

1920
Illustrator Ronald Searle born in Cambridge, England.

1923

Time magazine born.

Singer 'Doc' Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina.

1926
Poet James Merrill was born New York

1931
The Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem of United States.

1951
Jackie Brenston, a member of the Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm, sings lead on the record "Rocket 88", often mentioned as one of the first rock and roll records.

1958
Actress Miranda Richardson born in SouthPort, England.



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