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George Washington Statue    First President George Washington
[1789 - George Washington is elected first President of United States]

Mark Hopkins    Educator Mark Hopkins
[1802 - Mark Hopkins, educator, born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts]

Charles Lindbergh - aviator & hero    Charles Lindbergh - aviator & hero
[1902 - Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator, born in Detroit, Michigan]

Writer MacKinlay Kantor
[1904 - MacKinlay Kantor, Pulitzer Prize-
winning novelist, born in Webster City, Iowa]

Actor Eddie Foy, Jr.
[1905 - Eddie (Edwin Fitzgerald) Foy, Jr.,
actor, born in New Rochelle, New York]

Golfer Byron Nelson    Golf Great Byron Nelson
[1912 - John Byron Nelson, Jr., Golf Hall of Famer, born near Waxahachie, Texas]

Rights Hero Rosa Parks    Civil Rights Hero Rosa Parks
[1913 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, civil rights leader, born in Tuskegee, Alabama]

Actress Ida Lupino
[1918 - Ida Lupino, actress, director, born in London]

Hendrik A. Lorentz - Nobel physicist
[1928 - Hendrik A. Lorentz, Nobel physicist, dies at age 74]

USO Canteen at Penn Station
[1941 - The USO is chartered to provide recreational services to the US armed forces]

Yalta Conference
[1945 - The Yalta Conference commences]

Finally, Some Recognition

At some time in the future, every person will have a bust in a special Hall of Fame somewhere, and every thing will be on display in a Museum of Whatever wherever.

William's Whimsical Words:

Unfortunately, because of administrative delay, all of the people and things will be long gone before they come up for consideration.

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