Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1834
English philosopher, artist, social reformer & poet William Morris born in Walthamstow, England.

1874

Escapologist Harry Houdini born in Budapest, Hungary.

1887
Silent film comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle born in Smith Center, Kansas.
His career was ruined in 1921 when embroiled in a sex and murder scandal.

1909
Criminal Clyde Barrow who, with Bonnie Parker, terrorized midwest in the 1930s as 'Bonnie and Clyde', born.

1919
Poet, publisher & founder of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco Lawrence Ferlinghetti born in Yonkers, New York.

1930
Actor Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) born in Beech Grove, Indiana.

1937
Singer and pianist Billy Stewart born in Washinton DC.

1944
The Great Escape occurs at German prison camp Stalag Luft III when 76 Allied prisoners break out.

1958
Elvis Presley is drafted into the U.S. Army.



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