Ten of Swords
Today is Day 170 of 2023
King James VI and I of the United Kingdom born in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Jacobean era was named for the period of his reign.
French mathematician, physicist, theologian, inventor of the first digital calculator Blaise Pascal born in Clermont-Ferrand, in the Auvergne region of France.
The first baseball game (using modern rules) was played in Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey.
New York Nine defeated the Knickerbockers, 23 to 1 in four innings.
Commemorates the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching slaves in Galveston, Texas, two years after it was issued.
Maximilian, the Austrian archduke set up by the French as Emperor of Mexico, was shot by a Mexican firing squad.
Character actor Charles Coburn (The Devil and Miss Jones) born in Macon, Georgia.
Wallis Simpson American socialite wife of Edward VIII, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.
Moe Howard, first among equals in the Stooge troika, born in Bensonhurst, New York.
Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig born in New York.
Film critic for the New Yorker Pauline Kael born in Petaluma, California.
Music critic Greil Marcus (The Old Weird America) born in San Francisco.
Author Tobias Wolff (This Boy's Life) born in Birmingham, Alabama.
Writer Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses) born in Bombay, India.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electrocution at Sing Sing prison in New York for treason.
Series finally submitted for your approval: The Twilight Zone, Episode 156 "The Bewitchin' Pool" airs on this Friday evening.
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