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New Years Day
New Year 2010 with confetti falling Happy New Year New Year 2010 with top hat

Patriot & Silversmith Paul Revere
[1735 - Paul Revere, silversmith, patriot, born
in Boston, Massachusetts]

Betsy Ross presenting the flag
[1752 - Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Griscom), flag maker, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Novelist E. M. Forster
[1879 - E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster,
author, born in London]

Ellis Island - inspection room
[1892 - Ellis Island Immigration Station opens for business]

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
[1895 - J. (John) Edgar Hoover, FBI Director,
born in Washington, DC]

[1898 - Five boroughs of New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan) are consolidated into the City of New York]

Actor Dana Andrews
[1909 - (Carver) Dana Andrews, actor, born in Collins, Mississippi]

Senator Barry Goldwater
[1909 - Barry Goldwater, Republican Presidential
nominee, U.S. Senator, born in Phoenix, Arizona]

MJQ founder and Jazz Great Milt Jackson
[1923 - Milton Jackson, jazz vibraphonist, born
in New York City]

Football Star Doak Walker
[1927 - (Ewell) Doak Walker, Football Hall of Famer,
born in Dallas, Texas]

Navy SEAL Team in boat    Navy SEAL in warpaint
Navy SEAL badge
[1962 - Navy SEAL teams are established]

Can Do

Man can do his best at task
With what he has at hand.
More of him no one should ask,
Nor any God demand.

An undertaking well begun
May not end in glory.
Life lived well beneath a sun,
Now that's a different story.

You may not reach an apogee,
Nor fall you to some nadir.
But make you no apology;
The judgment may come later.

A race that dreams about the stars
May never leave this planet.
Mayhap your child will walk on Mars,
Or see her face in granite.

Poor William's Whimsical Words:

Verily, it is better to give all you have than to receive more than you can handle.

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