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Today is Day 215 of 2024

English King William Rufus (William II) was killed when shot through the chest by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest.
Rufus was a son of William the Conqueror.


Wild Bill Hickok is shot by Jack McCall in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Hickok was playing poker and holding aces and eights, known as the “dead man's hand.”
There has been debate about the fifth card, but most historians believe it had not yet been drawn.

Hollywood producer Jack L Warner (Jack Eichelbaum) born in London, Ontario, Canada.
He along with his brothers Harry, Albert and Sam, founded Warner Brothers Pictures in 1923.

Actress Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) born in Helena, Montana.

President Warren G. Harding dies in San Francisco of a cerebral hemorrhage.
He is succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge.

Writer James Baldwin (Go Tell It on the Mountain) born in Harlem, New York.

Actor Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) born Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

Musician Garth Hudson (The Band) born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks.

Musician Mojo Nixon (Don Henley Must Die) born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He once said his personal religious trinity was Elvis Presley, Foghorn Leghorn and Otis Campbell.

Gulf of Tonkin incident occurs when North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyer USS Maddox.

Iraq invades Kuwait which leads to the Gulf War.

American writer William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) dies in Lawrence, Kansas.
A Secular Saint Feast Day at Square One Ranch.

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Photo of the Day

The Stossel bridge over the Snoqualmie river out on NE Carnation Farm road in Carnation, Washington.
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Photo available at Fine Art America

This Day at the New Yorker

A rabbit knows a fox track same as a hound does. ~ Southern Proverb


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