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Mountain Man Jedediah Strong Smith    Explorer Jedediah Smith
[1799 - Jedediah Strong Smith, trader, explorer, mountain man, born in Jericho, New York]

Historian Carl Sandburg    Poet Carl Sandburg
[1878 - Carl Sandburg, author, poet, historian, born in Galesburg, Illinois]

Actor Tom Mix
[1880 - Tom (Thomas Hezikiah) Mix, western silent film actor, born in Mix Run, Pennsylvania]

House Speaker Sam Rayburn
[1882 - Samuel Rayburn, (D-TX), Speaker of the House
(1940-57), born in Roane County, Tennessee]

Doctor Maria Montessori    Maria Montessori with a child
[1907 - Dr. Maria Montessori opens first Montessori school in Rome, Italy]

Actress Loretta Young
[1913 - Loretta Young (Gretchen Michaela Young), Academy &
Emmy Award-winning actress, born in Salt Lake City, Utah]

Actor Danny Thomas
[1914 - Danny Thomas (Amos Jacobs),
Emmy Award-winning actor,
born in Deerfield, Michigan]

HoF Pitcher Early Wynn
[1920 - Early 'Gus' Wynn, Hall of Fame pitcher,
born in Hartford, Alabama.]

Auto Innovator John DeLorean with DMC prototype
[1925 - John Zachary DeLorean, automobile industry innovator, born in Detroit]

Writer's Mantra

Drink when thirsty.
Sleep when tired.
Eat when hungry.
Write whenever you can.

Edgar Allen at writing desk

William's Whimsical Words:

Good writing does not come naturally, but naturally comes from writing good.

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