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Sinclair Dates: August 4.
In 1950: Korean War,
In 1901: Louis Armstrong b., He loved the idea of America so much he
insisted he was born on the 4th of July. He shattered traditional Jazz
trumpet and although called an "Uncle Tom", this son of a prostitute
quietly and effectively broke down the colour barriers in America. He
was the first black entertainer to hold wide appeal to white
audiences. In the late 50s after breaking loose from the gangsters
that managed his career, notably Joe Glaser. He spoke out against
racism, swore by Marijuana and Swiss Krissy, his own patent laxative.
He was an innocent who had emerged as a commanding figure in the
history of music and the stomping out of racism.
In 1900: Queen Mother b., The future Queen Mother Elizabeth, currently
residing in the Castle of Mey, is born.
In 1699: Caledonia at NY, The Caledonia reaches New York.
In 1460: James III,
King of Scots
In 1265: Battle of Evesham,
Tomorrow: August 5.
In 2000: Viking Ships in Newfoundland, L'Anse Aux Meadows.
In 1388: Otterburn, Earl James Douglas invades England, defeats Henry
Percy ``Hotspur,'' is killed. Source: ToW
In 1100: Henry I,
King of England.
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