Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1498

A tsunami destroys the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.
The Buddha has sat in the open air ever since.

1878
Writer Upton Sinclair (The Jungle) born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1885
Jazz great Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton born in New Orleans.

1920
Animator, producer, and screenwriter Jay Ward (Rocky & Bullwinkle) born in San Francisco.

1928
Poet Donald Hall born in Hamden, Connecticut.

1934

Actress, Sophia Loren, born in Rome, Italy.

1946
The Cannes Film Festival makes its debut.

1954
First FORTRAN computer program run.
Might look something like this:

WRITE(6,*)'Hello world'
STOP
END

1973
Singer/songwriter Jim Croce is killed when the Beechcraft D-18 charter plane he is riding in crashes into a tree near Natchitoches, Louisiana.

1975
Bruce Springsteen releases "Born to Run".

2004
We arrive in Paris for the first time, having taken a sleeper train from Munich the night before.



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