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New Years Day
New Year Trumpets    new year_calender    Happy New Year

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

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

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

Ellis Island - The Front Door    Ellis Island Inspection Room
[1892 - The Ellis Island US Immigration Station opens for business]

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

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

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

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

Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg    Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg's plaque    Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg    Hall of Fame hitter Hank Greenberg
[1911 - Hank (Henry Benjamin) Greenberg, Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Manhattan]

Writer J. D. Salinger    J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye    Writer J. D. Salinger
[1919 - J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist, born in New York City]

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

Football Star Doak Walker    Hall of Famer Doak Walker
[1927 - (Ewell) Doak Walker, pro and college 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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