Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1807
Former Vice-President Aaron Burr put on trial for trying to seize New Orleans and 'separate the Western from the Atlantic states.'

1813
Composer Richard Wagner born in Leipzig, Germany.

1845
American painter Mary Cassatt born in Pittsburgh.

1856
Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.

1859
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1907
Actor Sir Lawrence Olivier born in Dorking, Surrey, England.

Belgian comics writer and artist Hergé (Georges Remi) creator of Tin Tin, born. "Hergé" is the French pronunciation of "R.G.", the reverse of his initials.

1914

Jazz musician Sun Ra (Herman Blount) born in Birmingham, Alabama.

1929
Writer Peter Mathiesson (Shadow Country) born in New York.

1939

Official Guide of the Tarzan Clans of America is published. Edgar Rice Burrough's version of a boys' club similar to the Boy Scouts of America.

1959
Singer Morrissey (The Smiths) born in Stretford, Manchester, England.

1962
Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning baseball game.

1990
Microsoft releases Windows 3.0



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