Today is Day 275 of 2023
King Richard III of England born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England.
Mahatma Gandhi (advocate of non-violent resistance to fight tyranny) born in Porbandar, Gujarat, India.
On this day, Phineas Fogg wagers twenty thousand pounds he can tour of the world in eighty days.
Thus setting the parameter of Jules Vernes Around the World in 80 Days.
American poet Wallace Stevens born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
He said, 'A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.'
Groucho Marx born New York City.
Novelist Graham Greene (The Quiet American) born in Hertfordshire, England.
Cartoonist Alex Raymond Flash Gordon born in New Rochelle, New York.
Rocket engineer chemist, inventor, businessman, writer, socialite, and Thelemite occultist John Whiteside Parsons born in Los Angeles.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz born in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Peanuts cartoon strip appeared for the first time.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents premeres on CBS TV.
The Twilight Zone debuted on CBS TV.
Each episode began with this very familiar introduction:
There is a fifth dimension
Beyond that which is known to man.
It is a dimension as vast as space
And as timeless as infinity.
It is the middle ground between light and shadow,
Between science and superstition,
And it lies between the pit of man's fear
And the summit of his knowledge.
This is the dimension of imagination.
It is an area which we call
The twilight zone.
Painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer Marcel Duchamp dies suddenly of heart failure in the early morning at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty dead of an accidental overdose in Santa Monica, California.
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