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First President George Washington

General George Washington
[1732 - George Washington, Founding Father, born in Westmoreland County, Virginia]

Painter Rembrandt Peale
[1778 - Rembrandt Peale, portrait artist, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,]

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer
[1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher, born in Gdansk, Poland]

Composer Frederic Chopin
[1810 - Frederic Francois Chopin, composer, born in Zelazowa-Wola, near Warsaw, Poland]

Poet James Russell Lowell
[1819 - James Russell Lowell, essayist, poet, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts]

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay
[1892 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet, writer, feminist, born in Rockland, Maine]

Actor Robert Young as Marcus Welby
[1907 - Robert (George) Young, Emmy Award-winning actor, born in Chicago]

Producer & Actor Sheldon Leonard
[1907 - Sheldon Leonard (Bershad), producer, director, actor, born in New York City]

Actor Sir John Mills
[1908 - Sir John Mills, actor, born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England]

Great White Fleet
[1909 - Great White Fleet returns from world cruise to Hampton Roads, Virginia]

LCDR Barbara Ann Allen Rainey gravesite
[1974 - LTJG Barbara Ann Allen(Rainey) is first woman to be designated a Naval Aviator]

Harry Truman #2 President Harry Truman

He was common as dirt, and just as humble.
He led this nation down destiny's path a long way,
While we held his hand, we did not often stumble.
Oh, how I wish he sat in the Oval Office today.

President Harry Truman at work

William's Whimsical Words:

He was a man who knew where the buck stopped.

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