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Today is Day 213 of 2024

Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.

Cubist painter and printmaker Jacques Villon (nee Gaston Duchamp) born in Damville, Eure, in the Haute-Normandie region of France.
he is the rother of artist Marcel Duchamp.

Columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times Irv Kupcinet born in Chicago.

Assassination of French socialist Jean Jaurès by Raoul Villain at the Parisian café, Le Croissant, 146 rue Montmartre.

Author and chemist Primo Levi (The Periodic Table) born in Turin. Italy.


The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.

French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off from an airstrip in Sardinia on a flight over southern France.
His P-38 Lightning vanishes without a trace.

Novelist J.K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling (Harry Potter Books) born in Chipping Sodbury, England

Moscow police report that thousands of telephone booths are inoperable because thieves have stolen phone parts in order to convert their acoustic guitars to electric ones.

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Sunset at the Arizona Canal.
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The miserable are very talkative. ~ Hindu Proverb


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