Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1770
The American Revolution began, when King George III's red-coated grenadiers fired on a collection of protesting Boston citizens. This became known as the Boston Massacre.

1853
Illustrator and author, Howard Pyle (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)born in Wilmington, Delaware.

1870
Author Frank Norris (McTeague) born in San Francisco, California.

1946

Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.

1947
Singer-songwriter Tom Russell born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1953
General Secretary of the Communist Party and Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin dies after suffering a stroke.

1960

Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
The photo is called Guerrillero Heroico.

1963
Country singer Patsy Cline dies in small plane crash near Camden, Tennessee.

1982
Comedian John Belushi dies of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles.



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