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Composer Franz Schubert
[1797 - Franz Schubert, composer, born in Vienna, Austria]

Writer Zane Grey    Writer Zane Grey in Australia
[1872 - Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Grey), author, born in Zanesville, Ohio]

Comedian & Actor Eddie Cantor
[1892 - Eddie Cantor (Iskowitz), actor,
singer, writer, born in New York City]

Actress Tallulah Bankhead    Actress Tallulah Bankhead
[1902 - Tallulah Bankhead, actress, born in Huntsville, Alabama]

Packer Receiver Don Hutson    Packer HoF Receiver Don Hutson
[1913 - Don Hutson, Pro Football Hall of Fame Packer, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas]

Champion Boxer Jersey Joe Walcott
[1914 - Jersey Joe Walcott (Arnold Raymond Cream),
Boxing Hall of Fame Heavyweight Champion,
born in Merchantville, New Jersey]

TV Host Garry Moore
[1915 - Garry Moore (Thomas Garrison Morfit, III),
Emmy-winning entertainer, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Jackie Robinson stealing home, again
[1919 - Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodger infielder & Hall of Famer, born in Cairo, Georgia]

Actor John Agar    Actor John Agar
[1921 - John Agar, actor, born in Chicago]

Singer Mario Lanza as LT Pinkerton
[1921 - Mario Lanza (Alfredo Arnold Cocozza), singer, actor, born
in Philadelphia]

Actress Joanne Dru    Actress Joanne Dru
[1922 - Joanne Dru (LaCock), actress, born in Logan, West Virginia]

Writer Norman Mailer    Writer Norman Mailer
[1923 - Norman Mailer, novelist, born in Long Branch, New Jersey]

Actress Jean Simmons
[1929 - Jean (Merilyn) Simmons, actress, born in London]

Actress Suzanne Pleshette
[1937 - Suzanne Pleshette, actress,
born in Brooklyn]

Kwajalein landing
[1944 - Marine Amphibious landing on Kwajalein Atoll begins]

Pvt. Eddie Slovik
[1945 - Pvt. Eddie Slovik, US Army,
executed by firing squad for desertion]

Hard Final

Life is like a final examination in a tough course. The underlying precepts are ambiguous, difficult to discern, conflicting, and frequently make no sense. No matter how hard you study, you will find yourself unprepared. There is never enough time to complete and check your work. You must explain your reasoning and show your work in order to get full credit. No erasures are permitted in the blue book.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Quatrain LXXI

William's Whimsical Words:

Not to worry, though; everyone passes.

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