The Empress


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Yesterday Almanac Tomorrow

1740
French author Marquis de Sade born in Paris.

1835

P.T. Barnum's circus begins its first tour of the U.S.

1840
English author Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D'Urbervilles) born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England.

1904
Actor and Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) born Freidorf, Romania.

1941
Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig dies of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in the Bronx, New York.

Drummer Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones) born in London.

1953
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II occurs.
This is the first major international event to be televised.

1961
Submitted for your approval: The Twilight Zone, Episode 65 "The Obsolete Man" airs on this Friday evening.


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