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First President George Washington

General George Washington at Bunker (Breed's) Hill
[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]

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

Actor John Mills    Actor Sir John Mills
[1908 - Sir (Lewis Ernest Watts) John Mills, actor, born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England]

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

Senator Ted Kennedy
[1932 - Edward Moore 'Ted' Kennedy, Senator, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

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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