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Today is Day 110 of 2024

British poet George Gordon Byron dies at age 36 of ‘malarial fever’ Missolonghi, Greece.
His heart and lungs are buried in Greece, his body in England.

Writer and poet Richard Hughes (A High Wind in Jamaica) born Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Hughes offers an interesting beer cocktail called a Hangman's Blood in his novel A High Wind in Jamaica.

Leader of the Untouchables, Eliot Ness born in Chicago.

Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.


Actress Jayne Mansfield born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

The animated cartoon The Simpsons appears for the first time as a short on The Tracey Ullman Show.

More than 80 Branch Davidians burn to death in Waco, Texas as the FBI stages a disastrous final assault on their compound.

Timothy McVeigh detonates a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma killing 168.


Pope Benedict XVI is elected 265th Roman Catholic pope.

This Day at the New Yorker

“The tongue has no bones, but bones it crashes.” ~ Greek Proverb


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