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Today is Day 248 of 2022


1638
Louis XIV [The Sun King] King of France born at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

1698
Tsar Peter the Great of Russia imposes a tax on beards with the exception of the clergy and peasants in an attempt to westernize the nobility.

1793
The French National Convention declares "Let's make terror the order of the day!" So begins the
Reign of Terror begins during the French Revolution.

1847

Outlaw Jesse James born in Centerville, Missouri (later renamed Kearney).

1877
Sioux leader Crazy Horse was killed by a soldier while in custody while supposedly trying to escape from Fort Robinson in the Pine Ridge region of northwest Nebraska.

1905
Journalist and author Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon) born in Budapest, Hungary.

1906
Blues pianist Sunnyland Slim born in Vance, Mississippi.

1912
Modern American composer John Cage born in Los Angeles.
He was a pioneer of indeterminacy in music which he said was "the ability of a piece to be performed in substantially different ways".

1921
Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle attends a party in San Francisco which ends with the death of a young actress named Virginia Rappe.

1929
Comedian Bob Newhart (Bob Newhart Show) born Oak Park, Illinois.

1942
Film director Werner Herzog (Fitzcaraldo) born in Munich, Germany.

1945
The Cold War begins with the defection of Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada and exposes Soviet espionage in North America.

1946
Queen singer Freddie Mercury (Bohemian Rhapsody) born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar.

1957
The roman à clef novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press.

1972
Arab guerrillas attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games.
Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team, five guerrillas, and a police officer were killed in the siege.

1975
Lynette 'Squeaky ' Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson attempts to assasinate President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, CA.


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