The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
Died 2004: Bandit, billed as the world's heaviest raccoon, died. He lived with his owner in Palmerton, PA. Bandit tipped the scales at nearly 75 pounds -- three times the average for his breed. Bandit was born with a bad thyroid gland. When he hit 52.5 pounds in 1999, his girth garnered him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records