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Today is Day 139 of 2023

St Dunstan Day
He famously shoed the Devils hoof and pulled his nose.

St Dunstan, as the story goes,
Once pull'd the devil by the nose
With red-hot tongs, which made him roar,
That he was heard three miles or more.

Second wife and queen consort of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, beheaded for adultery.

The Légion d'honneur instituted by First Consul of the French Republic - Napoléon Bonaparte.

Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Tat Thanh) born in central Vietnam.
His pseudonym means The Enlightener, in the English translation of Ho Chi Minh.

The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union founded.
A variation on a theme by the Boy Scouts


Civil rights leader Malcolm X born Omaha, Nebraska.

Lawrence of Arabia (Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence) killed on his motorcycle named Blue Mist.

Musician Pete Townshend (The Who) born in London.


A birthday salute for President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday, Mr President is among the highlights.

This Day at the New Yorker


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