Queen of Swords
Today is Day 117 of 2023
Philippine natives ambush & kill European explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
English historian and politician Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) born in Putney, England.
Painter and inventor Samuel Morse born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
He invented the Morse code.
Eighteenth President of the US, Ulysses S Grant born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
Pin-up artist George Petty born in Abbeville, Louisiana.
MLB baseball player, coach, and manager Rogers Hornsby born in Winters, Texas.
Author, illustrator and gourmet Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline) born in Merano, Italy.
Cartoonist Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker) born in New Rochelle, New York.
Irish poet, mystery author and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom Cecil Day-Lewis born in Ballintubbert, Ireland.
Writing under the pen name of Nicholas Blake, Day-Lewis created a series of mystery novels featuring the private detective Nigel Strangeways.
He is also the father of award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
IV Summer Olympics open in London, England.
Poet Edwin Morgan born in Glasglow, Scottland.
Poet Hart Crane commits suicide at 34 by jumping overboard somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico on his voyage from Mexico.
Author and playwright August Wilson (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano retires undefeated.
Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada.
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