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Today is Day 140 of 2024



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.

1536
Second wife and queen consort of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.

1802
The Légion d'honneur instituted by First Consul of the French Republic - Napoléon Bonaparte.

1890
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.

1922
The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union founded.
A variation on a theme by the Boy Scouts of America

1925

Civil rights leader Malcolm X born Omaha, Nebraska.

1935
Lawrence of Arabia (Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence) killed on his motorcycle named Blue Mist.

1945
Musician Pete Townshend (The Who) born in London.

1962

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.


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Garden in hand - offerings to the Kitchen Goddess. Taken on 20210517.
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This Day at the New Yorker


Proverb:
“Adversity is the mother of wisdom.” ~ Vietnamese Proverb

        


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