Death comes for poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
During the Hundred Years' War, Henry V of England and his lightly armoured infantry and archers defeated the heavily armoured French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispin's Day.
Lord James Cardigan leads the Charge of the Light Brigade over open terrain against well-defended Russian artillery at Balaclava during the Crimean War.
His brigade, mostly armed with swords, will lose nearly half of the 673 troops in the charge.
Painter Pablo Picasso born in Málaga, Spain.
Director, producer, and screenwriter Abel Gance (Napoleon) born in Paris.
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Poet John Berryman born in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Author Harold Brodkey (The Runaway Soul) born in Staunton, Illinois.
Author Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist) born in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Poet & biographer Daniel Mark Epstein born in Washington D. C.
Death comes for mob boss Albert Anastasia while sitting in the barber chair at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.
He lunges for his assailants but it is only their reflection in the barbers mirror.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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