Thursday, January 26, 2017
[1654 - 150 Portuguese Jewish families flee Recife, Brazil, and later establish the first Jewish community in the future USA]
[1837 - Michigan enters the Union as the twenty-sixth state]
[1880 - Douglas MacArthur, General, USA, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan, born in Little Rock, Arkansas]
[1892 - Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman, civil aviator, born in Atlanta, Texas]
[1905 - Charles Lane (Levison), actor, born in San Francisco]
[1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock), Academy & Oscar Award-winning composer, songwriter, born in Syracuse, New York]
[1925 - Paul (Leonard) Newman, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio]
[1927 - William Redfield, actor, born in New York City]
[1928 - Roger Vadim (Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov), screenwriter, actor, director, producer, born in Paris]
[1935 - Henry Jordan, Pro Football Hall of Fame Green Bay Packer Defensive Tackle, born in Emporia, Virginia]
[1946 - Gene (Eugene Kal) Siskel, movie critic, born in Chicago]
[1950 - The Indian constitution takes effect; The Republic of India becomes the most populous democracy in world]
[1986 - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10]
[1997 - Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21]
Freedom from Want
A thousand wants,
A hundred needs,
In the end,
Need no one.
No woman, no man,
Free, at last.
Alike for those who for TO-DAY prepare,
And those that after a TO-MORROW stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries,
"Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There!"
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
William's Whimsical Words:
Omar was wise.
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