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Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, born in Austria]

Writer Lewis Carroll
[1832 - Lewis Carroll, mathematician, writer, born at Daresbury in Cheshire, England]

Labor Leader Samuel Gompers
[1850 - Samuel Gompers, labor leader, born in London, England]

Judge Learned Hand
[1872 - Judge Learned Hand, famous jurist, born in Albany, New York]

Composer Jerome Kern
[1885 - Jerome Kern, composer, born in New York City]

Admiral Hyman Rickover, USN
[1900 - Admiral Hyman Rickover, Father of the Nuclear Navy, born in Poland]

Lawrence Durrell, writer Lawrence Durrell, writer of Justine
[1912 - Lawrence Durrell, writer, born in Darjeeling, India]

Auschwitz - main gate
Auschwitz - Jews arriving in trains
Auschwitz - gas chamber

Auschwitz - naked men   Auschwitz - corpses
[1945 - Soviets liberate Auschwitz]

Apollo 1 crew
[1967 - Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee die in flash fire in Apollo 1 test on launch pad]

[1973 - Paris Peace Accords signed ending US participation in Vietnam War]

'Tis a Puzzlement

William is not the first, nor will he be the last, to liken solution of the mystery of life to the hardest jigsaw puzzle ever. The image is so compelling because in both cases the pieces are not in any order and are scattered all over, some of the pieces are missing, there is no picture of the completed work to guide us, and the identity and intent of the maker is unknown.

William's Whimsical Words:

Other than that, it's a piece of cake.

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