Almanac – July 1st

“In this month of July, eschew all wanton bed-sports, and of all things forbear Lettuce.”

Markham, The English Husbandman. 1635

 

1908 –  SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

1916 – The Battle Of The Somme began. In just this one day, British casualties alone stood at 57,470 [19,240 dead] – “an army two years in the making destroyed in ten minutes.”

1925 – Death of  Erik Satie, French composer

 

 

1945 – Birth of Debbie Harry  (Blondie)

 

 

1972 –  The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.

1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.

1995 – Death of Wolfman Jack, American radio personality

 

 

 

Mr. Frankenstein

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