Almanac – July 8th

1822Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet died, less than a month before his 30th birthday,  drowned in a sudden storm while sailing back from Leghorn (Livorno) to Lerici in his schooner, Don Juan. Shelley claimed to have met his Doppelgänger, foreboding his own death.

1908Louis Jordan, American saxophonist born.

 

 

Mr. Frankenstein

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