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Today is Day 158 of 2024

Date of the Convoy in the 1975 song of the same name by C. W. McCall.

Francis Drake leads a raid on St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.

Utilitarian philosopher, Jeremy Bentham dies in London.
According to his will, his embalmed body is seated in one of his old chairs at the University of London.
He also directed that a sign be placed over body with the label “Auto-Icon.”
A wax replica replaced his real head due to bad embalming.
Bentham’s mummified body regularly attends meetings of the College Council where his presence is always recorded in the minutes by the notation: “Jeremy Bentham, present, but not voting.”

The world’s first roller coaster opened in Coney Island, New York.


Comedian Lucille Ball born in Jamestown, New York.

The first drive-in movie theatre opened at Camden, New Jersey.

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama born in Taktser, Tibet.

D-Day the invasion of Normandy takes place under the code name Operation Overlord.

In the comic strip Peanuts, Charlie Brown utters the catchphrase “Good Grief!” for the first time.

The Beatles auditioned at EMI and were accepted.
Later, after listening to a playback of the audition tapes, producer George Martin said, “They're pretty awful”.

Civil Rights activist James Meredith shot while trying to march solo across Mississippi.

Ayatollah Khomeini buried.
Not before his coffin is toppled off the conveyance, and his body fell out of the casket.

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I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. ~ Irish Proverb


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