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Today is Day 114 of 2023

1184 BC

Traditional day Greeks entered Troy using the Trojan Horse.

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West.

Captain Joshua Slocum sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts on his way to becoming the first person to sail single-handedly around the world.


Dutch artist Willem De Kooning born in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

American novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men) born in Guthrie, Kentucky.

Director, producer, and screenwriter William Castle, (The Tingler) born in New York City.

Actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment) born in Richmond, Virgina.

Singer Barbra Streisand born in Brooklyn, New York.

Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute malfunctions.
He is the first human to die during a space mission.

On Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels offers the Beatles certified check for $3,000 to reunite and sing three songs.
"You divide it up any way you want", he said, "if you want to give Ringo less, it's up to you."

Operation Eagle Claw was unsuccessful bid to rescue American hostages held in the US Embassy in Teheran.
The operation left eight Americans dead and five wounded.

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