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Today is Day 181 of 2022


1559
King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1685
English poet and playwright John Gay (The Beggar's Opera) born Barnstaple, England.

1859
Tightrope performer Charles Blondin becomes the first to cross Niagara Falls on a rope.

1882
Assassin Charles J. Guiteau is hanged for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
As a last request, Guiteau recites his poem 'I am Going to the Lordy' from the scaffold.

1911
Poet Czeslaw Milosz born in Szetejnie, Lithuania.

1934
Hitler purges the Nazi party of hundreds of SA stormtroopers in what was called Night of the Long Knives.

1936
Folk singer and guitarist Dave Van Ronk born in Brooklyn, New York.

1953

The first Corvette is produced by Chevrolet.

1956
A TWA airliner collided with a United airliner over the Grand Canyon, with 128 fatalities.

2013
Nineteen members Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters die trying to control a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona.


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