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Today is Day 357 of 2024

O Rex Gentium
The sixth of the O Antiphons used at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.

Stephen of Blois is crowned King of England.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67, was first performed in Vienna.

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky goes before a firing squad for his involvement in anti-government activities.
He was given a pardon at the last moment.

American poet Edward Arlington Robinson (Richard Cory) born in Head Tide, Maine.


American poet Kenneth Rexroth born in South Bend, Indiana.
One critic once referred to Rexroth and fellow poets Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen as members of the “bear-shit-on-the-trail school of poetry”.
He is said to have read the entire Encyclopædia Britannica like a novel once a year.

Author Nathanael West (Day of the Locust) & his wife Eileen McKenney are killed during a honeymoon car accident in El Centro, California.


Jean-Michel Basquiat, painter and poet, born in New York City.

The James Bond film Goldfinger released in the US.

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New moon over the green manger at Square One Ranch. Taken 20201116.
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“He who sees the face does not see the heart.” ~ Portuguese Proverb


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