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Philosopher, Orator, Marcus Cicero    Orator, Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero
[106 B.C. - Marcus Cicero, Roman philosopher, orator, statesman, born in Arpinum, Italy]

Lucretia Mott    Activist Lucretia Mott
[1793 - Lucretia Mott, minister, abolitionist, women's rights activist, born in Nantucket, Massachusetts]

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Rensselaer School
[1825 - Rensselaer School, (now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), first U.S. engineering college, opens in
Troy, New York.]

J.R.R. Tolkien    Writer J.R.R. Tolkien    Lord of the Rings novel       Writer J.R.R. Tolkien
[1892 - J.R.R.(John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien, writer, born at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, South Africa)]

Comedienne Zasu Pitts    Actress Zasu Pitts    Actress Zasu Pitts
[1894 - Zasu Pitts, comedienne, actress, born in Parsons, Kansas]

Actress Marion Davies    Actress Marion Davies
[1897 - Marion (Cecilia Douras) Davies, actress, born in Brooklyn]

Actor Ray Milland    Actor Ray Milland    Actor Ray Milland    Actor Ray Milland
[1907 - Ray Milland (Alfred Roger Jones), Academy Award-winning actor, born in Neath, Wales]

Pianist Victor Borge    Comedian Victor Borge
[1909 - Victor Borge (Borge Rosenbaum), pianist, comedian, born in Copenhagen, Denmark]

Civil Rights Activist Joseph Rauh
[1911 - Joseph Rauh, civil rights activist,
born in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Movie Director John Sturges    Movie Director John Sturges
[1911 - John Sturges, movie director, born in Oak Park, Illinois]

Model Betty Furness    Model Betty Furness    TV Personality Betty Furness   Actress Betty Furness
[1916 - Betty (Elizabeth Mary) Furness, model, actress, TV personality, born in New York City]

Actor John Russell    Actor John Russell
[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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