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Today is Day 223 of 2024

Revolutionary forces sacked the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris and King Louis XVI was taken prisoner in what became known at the 10th of August insurrection.
Thus bringing an end to the French monarchy.

The Musée du Louvre opened in Paris, France.


Missouri becomes the 24th U.S. state.


The Smithsonian Institution founded.
British scientist James Smithson left his estate to the United States of America for an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
Smithson had never visited the U.S.

Jazz musician William Manuel Bill Johnson born in Talladega, Alabama.
Considered the father of the slap style of string bass playing.

Thirty-First President of the US, Herbert Hoover born in West Branch, Iowa.

Actress Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) born in Montreal, Canada.


Singer/song writer Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) born in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Director Billy Wilder's film Sunset Boulevard is released into the petri dish of film culture.

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Six palms near Square One Ranch.
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Don't call a wolf out of the woods ~ Polish proverb


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