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Today is Day 130 of 2024


1671
Thomas Blood dresses like a clergyman and tries to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

1800

American abolitionist John Brown born in Torrington, Connecticut.

1860
Author James M Barrie (Peter Pan) born in Kirriemuir, England.

1921
T.S. Eliot begins writing his poem The Waste Land.

1938
Poet Charles Simic born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
He said, "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them."

1958
Alfred Hitchcok's film Vertigo premiers in San Francisco.

1961

FCC Chairman Newton Minow calls TV 'A Vast Wasteland'.


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