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Today is Day 218 of 2024

Henry I, fourth son of William the Conqueror, is crowned King of England after the death of his brother King William II in a hunting accident.


Short story writer and poet Guy de Maupassant ( Boule de Suif ) born in Tourville-sur-Arque, France.

Joesph Merrick
Joseph Merrick, known as the “Elephant Man”, born in Leicester, England.

Bertha Benz along with her sons Richard and Eugen, drove 66 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany in her husband Karl's motorcar invention.
This was the first long distance automobile drive.

Poet and novelist Conrad Aiken born in Savannah, Georgia.
He was United States Poet Laureate from 1950 to 1952.

Film director John Huston (Treasure of the Sierra Madre) born in Nevada, Missouri.

The first talking motion picture was displayed - Don Juan starring John Barrymore.

Pilot, engineer, and astronaut Neil Armstrong born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
He was the commander of Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the Moon.

Author, poet, and farmer Wendell Berry born in Henry County, Kentucky.

Painter and photographer Richard Prince born in Panama Canal Zone.

American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, debuts on the ABC television network.


Beatles' release their album “Revolver

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Half Dome at Yosemite National Park on 20160805.
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This Day at the New Yorker

Tumbleweeds are best left to themselves. ~ Old West Proverb


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