Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1846
Poet Elizabeth Barrett elopes with poet Robert Browning.

1880
Social commentator Henry Louis Mencken born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1898
Painter/ graphic designer Ben Shahn born in Kaunas, Lithuania.

1940

The cave paintings at Lascaux were discovered in France by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat and three friends.

1943
Writer Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) born in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

1959
Premiere of the TV show Bonanza, the first presented in color.

1966

Gemini 11, the 17th manned American space flight, launches from Cape Canaveral.

TV show The Monkees premiered on NBC-TV.

1970
In what can only be called a last hurrah for the 60's, Timothy Leary escapes from prison (San Luis Obispo) with help from the Weather Underground.
He joins exile Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers.

1978
TV sitcom Taxi premiered on ABC-TV.

2008
Author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) dies by suicide in Claremont, California.



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