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Stephen Decatur, USN
[1779 - Stephen Decatur, U.S. naval officer,
born in Sinepuxent, Maryland]

Soldier Edmund Ruffin    Agronomist Edmund Ruffin
[1794 - Edmund Ruffin, agronomist, born in Prince George County, Virginia]

Director and Teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky
[1863 - Konstantin Stanislavsky, actor,
director, teacher, born in Moscow]

Chancellor Konrad Adenauer    German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
[1876 - Konrad Adenauer, statesman, born in Cologne, Prussia]

Actress Jane Wyman    Actress Jane Wyman    Actress Jane Wyman
[[1917 - Jane Wyman (Sarah Fulks), Academy Award-winning actress, born in St. Joseph, Missouri]

Record Producer Sam Phillips    Sam Phillips    Sun Records founder Sam Phillips    Record Producer Sam Phillips
[1923 - Sam (Cornelius) Phillips, record executive, Sun Records founder, born in Florence, Alabama]

Poet W. D. Snodgrass    Poet W. D. Snodgrass    Poet W. D. Snodgrass
[1926 - W.D. (William De Witt) Snodgrass, poet, born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania]

Dancer Alvin Ailey   Choreographer Alvin Ailey    Dancer Alvin Ailey    Dancer & Choreographer Alvin Ailey
[1931 - Alvin Ailey, dancer, choreographer, founder American Dance Theater, born in Rogers, Texas]

[1949 - President Truman delivers his 'Fair Deal' message to Congress]

Every Segment of Our Population and Every Individual Has a Right to Expect from our Government a Fair Deal . . .

President Harry Truman

Bend in the Road

I came to a bend in the road
Where it doubled back on itself
and paused to consider

tiger tank    tank driving around    panzer turret taking aim

William's Whimsical Words:

The Beast, unleashed.
tiger tank burning

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