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Today is Day 80 of 2024

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World Storytelling Day

43 BC
Roman poet Ovid (The Metamorphis) born.

King Henry IV of England dies in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Henry believed he would die in Jerusalem on crusade as had been predicted.
Instead, he died in the Jerusalem Chamber of Wesminster Abbey.

Poet Anne Bradstreet born in Northampton, England.

Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.

Napoleon enters Paris after escaping exile in Elba.
This is the beginning of his 'Hundred Days' rule.


Publisher, publicist & dime novelist, Ned Buntline (pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson) born in Harpersfield, New York.
He helped foster the legend of William F Cody, who he dubbed as Buffalo Bill and wrote a series of dime novels based on Cody's life as a hunter and scout.

Norwegian poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen (A Doll's House) born in Skein, Norway.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.

Television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister, Fred Rogers (Mister Roger's Neighborhood) born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

American film director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) born in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

Land troops from the Coalition of the Willing - United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invade Iraq, preceded by an air strike on the suspected bunker of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.

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