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Today is Day 32 of 2023

Edward III is crowned King of England after the abdication of his father Edward II earlier.
Since Edward III was a teenager, the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella (The She-Wolf of France) and her lover Roger Mortimer.

Author Charles Nordhoff (Mutiny on the Bounty) born in London, England.

The first motion picture studio called the Black Maria is constructed by Thomas A. Edison in West Orange, New Jersey.

Film director John Ford (Stagecoach) born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Actor Clark Gable (Gone With the Wind) born in Cadiz, Ohio.

Poet Langston Hughes (Let America be America Again) born in Joplin, Missouri.

I play it cool
And dig all jive.
That's the reason
I stay alive.

My motto,
As I live and learn,
Dig And Be Dug
In Return.

~ Langston Hughes


New Yorker humorist and raconteur S. J. Perelman born in Brooklyn, New York.

Poet Gavin Ewart born in London.

Film director William Desmond Taylor found murdered in his bungalow at the Alvarado Court Apartments in Los Angeles.
The case is never solved.
A fanzine called Taylorology is centered on the murder.

Author and surgeon Richard Hooker (MASH) born in Trenton, New Jersey.

Poet Galway Kinnell born in Providence, Rhode Island.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Don Everly born in Bowie, Kentucky.

Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest is published.

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami born in Tokyo, Japan.

The Beatles' I Want to Hold Your Hand reaches #1 and stays there for seven weeks.


Famous photo of Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head.

The Space Shuttle Columbia blows up on re-entry, with its debris hitting homes and businesses in Nacogdoches, Texas.


Super Bowl XXXVIII - New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Houston.
During the halftime show Justin Timberlake exposes Janet Jackson's right breast.


Super Bowl XLIII - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Tampa Bay.


Super Bowl XLIX - The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

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