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Today is Day 280 of 2024

Mad Hatter Day

Inspired by the character of the Mad Hatter from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
It falls on October 6 each year, due to illustrations where the Hatter's oversized hat is labelled In this style 10/6

Actor Max Schreck (Nosferatu) born in Berlin.

Swiss architect, designer, painter and urban planner Le Corbusier born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The Moulin Rouge opens to the public in Paris.


Actress Carol Lombard (My Man Godfrey), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Premiere of The Jazz Singer, the first full length talking movie.

Adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl (Kon-tiki Expedition) born in Narvik, Norway.

The word “jazz” first used in print in the Literary Digest.
Described as music that caused people to, “shake, jump & writhe in ways to suggest a return to the medieval jumping mania.”

Tavern owner Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Sianis places th Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs.

Haight-Ashbury hippies perform a funeral to mark the end of Hippie, Loyal Son of Media.

The Gang of Four are arrested thus bringing an end to the Cultural Revolution in China.

President of Egypt Anwar Sadat is assassinated by Islamic extremists.


Photo-sharing application Instagram is founded.

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He who want a rose must respect the thorn. ~ Persian Proverb


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