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Today is Day 95 of 2024

In recognition of completing the circumnavigation of the world, Francis Drake is knighted aboard the Golden Hind.


The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state.

President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office.
He served only 32 days.

Hall of Fame center fielder Tris Speaker born in Hubbard, Texas.
His fielding glove was known as the place "where triples go to die."


Blues great Muddy Waters (née McKinley Morganfield) born in Jug's Corner, Mississippi.

French film director, and screenwriter Éric Rohmer born in Tulle, France.

Poet Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) born in St Louis, Missouri.

Film director Andrei Tarkovsky (Stalker) born in Zavrazhye, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.


CND peace symbol, designed by Gerald Holtom, is displayed in public for the first time in London.

The Beatles occupy all of the top five positions on the Billboard singles chart in the United States:
Can't Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.


Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr assassinated in a Memphis, Tennessee motel while visiting the city in support of striking sanitation workers.

The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.

Winston Smith, the main character of George Orwell's book 1984, begins writing in his secret diary.

Arizona Governor Evan Mecham becomes the first U.S. governor to be impeached and removed from office in nearly 60 years.


The current
flag of Hong Kong is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong by the National People's Congress.

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

"If you’re scared of wolves, don’t go in the woods." ~ Russian Proverb


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