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Today is Day 76 of 2024

37 AD
Roman emperor Tiberius dies, possibly by being smothered by his bed clothes by his adopted grandson Caligula.

Fourth President of the US James Madison born in Port Conway, Virginia.

King Gustavus III of Sweden is shot by Captain Anckarstroem during a masquerade ball at a Stockholm opera palace.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter published.

Illustrator Aubrey Beardsley dies of tuberculosis in Menton France.
He was 25 years old.

22 year old James Joyce is awarded the bronze medal in a Dublin singing contest.
He promptly throws it into the Liffey River.

Lawrence Oates, a member of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition, left his tent to die, saying: 'I am just going outside and may be some time.'


Robert Goddard launches first liquid fuel rocket and it which goes 184 feet.

Comedian Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor) born Newark, New Jersey.

Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris) born in Parma, Italy.


The first V-2 rocket test launch.
It explodes on lift-off.

My Lai Massacre.
In a one hour killing spree Charlie Company lines up 430 men, women & children in a ditch & proceed to massacre every single person.

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Raven over glides over the Grand Canyon on 20210222.
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This Day at the New Yorker

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.” ― Swedish proverb


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