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Today is Day 260 of 2024

King James II of England dies in exile of a brain haemorrhage at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
James's heart was placed in a silver locket and given to the convent at Chaillot.
His brain was placed in a lead casket and given to the Scots College in Paris.

Sculptor and painter Jean Arp born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire.

Author and illustrator H. A. Rey (Curious George) born in Hamburg, Germany.

Blues great B.B. King born in Indianola, Mississippi.

Writer John Knowles (A Separate Peace) born in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Cartoonist Seth ( pen name of Gregory Gallant) born in Clinton, Ontario, Canada.


The Outer Limits” premiers on ABC TV.

Richard Nixon appears on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in to say, 'Sock it to me!'

Marc Bolan of T. Rex dies in a car crash near London.

Eight people use a handmade hot air ballon to escape from East Germany to the west.

Poet and short story writer Richard Brautigan commits suicide at age 49 in Bolinas, California.
He died of a self-inflicted .44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head.
An apocryphal story states that a suicide note was found that read: Messy, isn't it?.

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"If you give the devil a hair, he'll want the whole beard." ~ Yiddish Proverb


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