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Today is Day 79 of 2024

St. Joseph's Day

The swallows traditionally come back to the California village church of San Juan Capistrano

Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle is shot and killed by his one of his own men.
He had been lost in the Mississippi delta area for 2 years while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi river.

Explorer, translator, and orientalist Sir Richard Burton born in Torquay, Devon, England.

Lawman and gunfighter Wyatt Earp born in Monmouth, Illinois.
He took part in the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881.

Painter and sculptor Charles Marion Russell born in St. Louis, Missouri.
He created more than 2,000 art objects of the Old American West.


Artist Josef Albers born in Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany.

Author and screenwriter Irving Wallace (The Book of Lists) born in Chicago, Illinois.

Writer Philip Roth (Portnoy's Complaint) born in Newark, New Jersey.

Actress Ursula Andress (Dr No) born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland.

R&B singer and pianist Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (Ain't Got No Home) born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mobster Frank Nitti, the head of Chicago Outfit after Al Capone, commits suicide on the tracks at the Chicago Central Railyard.

Pool player Willie Mosconi set a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio.

Bob Dylan releases his first album, the self-titled Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records label.

This Day at the New Yorker

"You cannot hold your head high with your hand out." ~Yiddish Proverb


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