Sunday, January 1, 2017
New Years Day
[1735 - Paul Revere, silversmith, patriot, born in Boston, Massachusetts]
[1752 - Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Griscom), flag maker, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1879 - E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster, author, born in London]
[1892 - The Ellis Island US Immigration Station opens for business]
[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]
[1909 - (Carver) Dana Andrews, actor, born in Collins, Mississippi]
[1909 - Barry Goldwater, Republican Presidential nominee, U.S. Senator, born in Phoenix, Arizona]
[1911 - Hank (Henry Benjamin) Greenberg, Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Manhattan]
[1919 - J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist, born in New York City]
[1923 - Milton Jackson, 'Bags' jazz vibraphonist, MJQ founder, born in New York City]
[1927 - (Ewell) Doak Walker, pro and college Football Hall of Famer, born in Dallas, Texas]
[1962 - Navy SEAL teams are established]
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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