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Today is Day 181 of 2024


During the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez calls on Aztec leader Montezuma II to quell a revolt, but he is stoned to death while addressing his subjects.

The Globe Theater burns during a nighttime performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
A cannon was fired to mark the King's entrance, the thatched roof caught fire, and the whole theater was lost in an hour.

Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.


French novelist and aviator Antoine Saint-Euxpéry ( The Little Prince) born in Lyon, France.
He later lost his life during World War II flying for the Free French off the coast of Marseille.

Visionary artist Pedro Linares born in Mexico City.
He invented and coined the term Alebrije which are zoomorphic paper mache figures.


Sex-symbol Jayne Mansfield dies in an automobile accident on the Lake Ponchatarian Bridge near New Orleans.

Actor Bob Crane (Hogan's Heroes) is bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Arizona hotel room.

Apple releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

This Day at the New Yorker

He complains wrongfully at the sea that suffer shipwreck twice. ~ French Proverb


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