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3114 BC
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Day one of the
Mayan Long Count calendar begins.

1858
First ascent of the Eiger mountain in Switzerland occured when guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren made the ascent with their Irish guest, Charles Barrington,

1862
Songwriter Carrie Jacobs Bond (I Love You Truly) born Janesville, Wisconsin.

1897
Poet and poetry editor for the New Yorker Louise Bogan born in Livermore Falls, Maine.

Knowledge

Now that I know
How passion warms little
Of flesh in the mould,
And treasure is brittle,-

I'll lie here and learn
How, over their ground,
Trees make a long shadow
And a light sound.

1919

National Football League's Green Bay Packers founded.

1921
Writer Alex Haley (Roots) born in Ithaca, New York.

1942
Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

1950
Personal computer pioneer Steve Wozniak born in San Jose, California.

1956

Abstract artist Jackson Pollock dies in auto accident out on Fireplace Road in East Hampton, New York

1964

Beatles movie “A Hard Days Night” opens in New York City

1965
Six days of rioting breaks out in Watts in Southeast Los Angeles after a rountine drunk driving arrest.


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