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Today is Day 326 of 2024

French writer and thinker Voltaire (Candide) born in Paris, Kingdom of France.
He came to the conclusion that the secret of happiness is to cultivate one's own garden.


North Carolina becomes the 12th U.S. state.

Old West character Tom Horn born in Scotland County, Missouri.
Horn was variously a scout, hired gunman, Pinkerton agent, range detective, cowboy, and soldier.


Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte born in Lessines, Belgium.

Yiddish author and Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories) born in Leoncin, Poland.

Jazz saxaphonist Coleman Hawkins born in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The Natural History Museum announces that the Piltdown Man skull is a hoax.
Once thought to be one of the oldest hominid when it was discovered in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England.
The skull fragments is now considered to one of the greatest forgeries in scientific history.


Steely Dan's album Gaucho is released.

This Day at the New Yorker


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