Today is Day 315 of 2023
Veterans Day - used to be called Armistice Day which marked the secession of fighting on the western front during WWI at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
Astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist Tycho Brahe observes supernova SN 1572.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment) born in Moscow.
American slave, Nat Turner, who believed he was called by God to liberate his people, is hanged after a slave uprising in Jerusalem, Virginia, that saw 57 whites slaughtered.
Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged in the Melbourne Gaol.
The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.
Film director René Clair (The Ghost Goes West) born in Paris.
Diplomat, lawyer and alleged Soviet spy Alger Hiss born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Monologuist Brother Theodore born in Dusseldorf, Germany.
He called his stream-of-consciousness dialogues "stand-up tragedy".
WWI comes to an end when an armistice agreement is signed between the Germans and the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.
Ian Fleming's fictional super spy James Bond born in the German city of Wattenscheid.
Novelist Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five) born in Indianapolis.
Comedian Jonathan Winters born in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Jazz musician Mose Allison born in Tippo, Mississippi.
Mexican author Carlos Fuentes (The Old Gringo) born in Panama City.
Actress Bibi Andersson (Scenes From a Marriage) born Stockholm, Sweden.
The first episode of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends airs.
Joseph Heller's Catch-22 published.
NASA launches Gemini 12.
Bassist Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band) dies in a motorcycle accident not far from where his bandmate Duane Allman had died in a similar accident a year earlier.
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Pink cloudy afternoon in Glendale AZ. Taken 20211109.
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