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Almanac – September 5

1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

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1847 – Jesse James born. American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death.

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1877 – Crazy Horse died. Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876.
After surrendering to U.S. troops under General Crook in 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present-day Nebraska.

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1912 – John Cage born. American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, he was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham.

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Almanac – June 25th

1678 – Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to be awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduated from the University of Padua.

1876 – The battle at the Little Bighorn River, Montana. George Custer and 266 officers and men died in battle with Sioux warriors.
Three weeks previously, Sioux medicine man Sitting Bull saw a vision of many soldiers attacking his camp.
And when Elizabeth, Custer’s wife, was watching her husband and his troops riding off, she saw them reflected in the sky, which she took as a sign that they were on their way to Heaven.

1925 Birth of Clifton Chenier, American zydeco musician & accordion player

 

 

 

1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

2009 – Death of Sky Saxon, American singer (The Seeds)

 

 

 

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