Ten of Pentacles

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Today is Day 236 of 2024

Louis XVI, King of France, born in Versailles, France.

Poet and literary figure William Ernest Henley born in Gloucester, England.
The one-legged Henley was thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's character Long John Silver in Treasure Island.

Poet Edgar Lee Masters (Spoon River Anthology) born in Garnett, Kansas.

Humorist and critic Will Cuppy born in Auburn, Indiana.


Cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller (Nancy) born in The Brox, New York,

Actor/dancer Gene Kelly born in Pittsburgh.


Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed in the electric chair.
The two immigrants had been convicted of a 1920 armored-car robbery.

Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, born in London, England.

Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth while orbiting Moon.

The Youth International Party chooses a boar hog named Pigasus as their choice of candidate for U.S. President at a press conference outside the Chicago Civic Center.
His campaigne slogan is: "They nominate a President and he eats the people.
We nominate a President and the people eat him"

Former Beatle John Lennon allegedly had a UFO encounter in Queens, New York along with his personal secretary May Pang.

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Garden dahlia blooming in Arcata plaza Arcata, California.
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"If you bow at all, bow low." ~ Chinese Proverb


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