Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1521
Cuauhtemoc, last monarch of the Aztec, surrenders the besieged city of Tenochtitlan to Hernán Cortés. He is received with honors, then later hanged. The Spanish army then completes the destruction & massacre of Tenochtitlan.

1860
Markswoman Annie Oakley known as “Little Sure Shot”, born in Darke County, Ohio.
Once, while a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, she shot the ashes from a cigarette in the mouth of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
Is there anything better than that?

1899

Director Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho) born in London, England.

1919
Jazz pianist George Shearing born in london, England.

1926
Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro born in Birán, Cuba.

1934

Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner begins syndication.

1940
The Battle of Britain begins when Germany bombs RAF installations in England during World War II.

1942
Walt Disney's Bambi premieres.

1949
Tight rope walker Philippe Petit born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France.
In 1974, he did a high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

1952
Photographer Herb Ritts born in Los Angeles.

1961
East German border guards begin construction of Berlin Wall.

2004

XXVIII Summer Olympics open in Athens, Greece.



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