Almanac – July 16th

622 – The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1910John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.

1941 –  Birth of Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska and reggae singer-songwriter.

 

1945 – The first atomic bomb was detonated near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Soon it would be tried out on real live people.

1951 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company. I know its supposed to be a classic of modern literature, but I was never able to get beyond the second chapter….

 

Mr. Frankenstein

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