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Today is Day 170 of 2024

The Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.


American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg born in Pelham Manor, New York.
He designed the iconographic Uncle Sam “I Want You” recruiting poster.

English mountaineer George Mallory born in Mobberley, England.
Lost in the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition attempting to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain.
His remains are found 800 feet from the summit on 1 May 1999.

Macadamia nuts were first planted in Hawaii.

Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, born in Russia.


Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney born in Liverpool, England.

Underground comix artist Rick Griffin born near Palos Verdes, California.
One of the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s.

Jimi Hendrix creates a sensation by burning his guitar on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~ Navaho Proverb


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