Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1325
Tenochtitlan City in Mexico is founded.

1781

Astronomer William Herschel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun.

1881
"People's Will" a nihilist group blow up Czar Alexander II near his palace with a bomb.
Sic semper tyrannis

1884
The Siege of Khartoum begins.
It will end rather badly on January 26, 1885.

1892

New Yorker Paris correspondent Janet Flanner, who wrote under the pen Genêt, born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1911
Author and founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard born in Tilden, Nebraska.

1930

American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers the planet Pluto at the Lowell Observatory, Arizona.
It was the 'planet X' that had been hypothesised as early as 1905 by Percival Lowell who, coincidentally, was born on this day in 1855.

1921
Cartoonist Al Jaffee born in Savannah, Georgia.
He created the Fold-In on the back inside cover of Mad Magazine.

1954
Viet Minh forces under Vo Nguyen Giap unleashed a massive artillery barrage on the French military to begin the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the final battle in the First Indochina War.

1943

The Saturday Evening Post publishes the fourth of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms - Freedom from Fear

1963
Phoenix, Arizona police arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape.
His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona and leads to the establishment of Miranda Rights.

1964
Kitty Genovese is stabbed to death in Queens, New York.
Winston Mosley rapes & fatally stabs her in three separate attacks occurring over a period of more than half an hour.
Although 38 people witness some or all of the crime, as Genovese cried for help no one called for help until she was already dead.

1997
The UFO phenomenon called the Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona.

2013

Pope Francis is elected 266th Roman Catholic pope.



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