almanac command

This page implements the COHERENT almanac command using its original data files.

See also:
almanac manual page
Fred Butzen's original C source almanac.c [7/12/88]
Data files almanac.birth, almanac.death, almanac.event [10/26/94]

Enter a month and day (e.g., "Apr 06"):

1866: Lincoln Steffens, journalist, San Francisco.
1874: Ehrich Weiss (Harry Houdini), magician, Appleton, Wis.
1327: Petrarch sees Laura, who inspires his 306 poems.
1652: Jan van Riebeeck arrives at Table Bay; first Dutchman in South Africa.
1862: Battle of Shiloh begins, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee.
1896: First modern Olympic Games opens, Athens.