Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Friday, December 1, 2017.

Birthdays

1792 N.I. Lobachevsky --1856
1886 Rex Stout, mystery writer
1897 Cyril Ritchard
1912 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (World Trade Center, NY)
1913 Mary Martin, actress/singer (Peter Pan, South Pacific)
1935 Woody Allen, actor, director (Manhatten, Annie Hall)
1936 Lou Rawls
1939 Lee Trevino
1940 Richard Pryor
1945 Bette Midler
1970 Julie Condra

Events

1640 Portugal becomes independent of Spain
1821 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1913 first drive-up gasoline station opens, in Pittsburgh.
1917 Father Edward Flanagan founds Boys Town
1918 Iceland becomes independent state under the Danish crown
1922 first skywriting over the US: "Hello USA" by Capt Turner, RAF.
1929 Bingo, invented by Edwin S Lowe
1947 Aleister Crowley dies.
1951 Golden Gate Bridge closed because of high winds.
1958 Central African Republic established (National Day)
1959 first color photograph of Earth is received from outer space.
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch Isaac Newton Telescope

That's all for today.

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