Did you know that on this day in 946 AD King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine‘s Mass Day? Or that it was on this day in 1647 Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies?
And on this day in 1783 a Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution, in 1865 during the American Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas, in 1897 Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published, in 1972 the United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and in 2008 severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.
Some birthdays you may want to remember on this day are Al Jolson, American singer (1886-1950), John Wayne, American actor (1907-1979), Peggy Lee, American singer (1920-2002), Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (1926-1991), Stevie Nicks, American songwriter (1948), Philip Michael Thomas, American actor (1949), Marian Gold, German singer (Alphaville) (1954), Lenny Kravitz, American musician (1964) and Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (1966).
Need a reason to raise a glass of bubbly on this day? Why not look into the celebration of National Paper Airplane Day (United States), National Day of Healing (Australia) or Crown Prince’s Birthday (Denmark)?
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