Friday, January 3, 2014
[106 B.C. - Marcus Cicero, Roman philosopher, orator, statesman, born in Arpinum, Italy]
[1793 - Lucretia Mott, minister, abolitionist, women's rights activist, born in Nantucket, Massachusetts]
[1825 - Rensselaer School, (now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), first U.S. engineering college, opens in
Troy, New York.]
[1892 - J.R.R.(John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien, writer, born at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, South Africa)]
[1894 - Zasu Pitts, comedienne, actress, born in Parsons, Kansas]
[1897 - Marion (Cecilia Douras) Davies, actress, born in Brooklyn]
[1907 - Ray Milland (Alfred Roger Jones), Academy Award-winning actor, born in Neath, Wales]
[1909 - Victor Borge (Borge Rosenbaum), pianist, comedian, born in Copenhagen, Denmark]
[1911 - Joseph Rauh, civil rights activist,
born in Cincinnati, Ohio]
[1911 - John Sturges, movie director, born in Oak Park, Illinois]
[1916 - Betty (Elizabeth Mary) Furness, model, actress, TV personality, born in New York City]
[1921 - John (William Lawrence) Russell, actor, born in Los Angeles]
William's Third Law of Social Engineering
Every attempt at social engineering is accompanied by an equivalent and contrary unintended consequence.
This is ofttimes referred to as the 'Law of Perpetual Frustration.'
Poor William's Whimsical Words:
Please don't ask what the first two laws are, as I have yet to discover them.
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