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Young Mary Lyon    Mount Holyoke Founder Mary Lyon    Mary Lyon Older
[1797 - Mary Lyon, educator, Mount Holyoke founder, born in Buckland, Massachusetts]

Tightrope Walker Charles Blondin    Tightrope Walker Charles Blondin    Charles Blondin
[1824 - Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet), acrobat, aerialist born in St Omer, France]

B&O Railroad 1837
[1827 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is chartered for commercial transportation.]

Dancer Vaslav Nijinsky    Dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
[1890 - Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer, born in Kiev, Ukraine]

USS Indiana (BB-1)
[1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), the first true modern battleship in the U.S. Navy]

Writer Ben Hecht    Writer Ben Hecht
[1894 - Ben Hecht, screenwriter, author, born in New York City]

Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling    Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling    Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling    Linus Pauling
[1901 - Linus Pauling, Nobel peace prize 1962, Nobel prize in chemistry 1954, born in Portland, Oregon]

Vicente Minnelli    Director Vicente Minnelli with daughter
[1903 - Vincente (Lester Anthony) Minnelli, Academy Award-winning director, born in Chicago]

Actor Zero Mostel    Actor Zero Mostel
[1915 - Zero (Samuel Joel) Mostel, actor, born in Brooklyn]

All Pro Bubba Smith    Actor Bubba Smith
[1945 - Charles Aaron 'Bubba' Smith, pro football player, actor, born in Orange, Texas]

Jim Thorpe in Olympics uniform
[1953 - Jim Thorpe, athlete (Olympic
gold 1912), dies at age 64]

[1993 - ATF raids Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and is repulsed]

Another Antidote

Who among us needs not an Antidote
To the Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Things
That come in uninvited, and go
Bump in the Night of our Minds?

William's Whimsical Words:

Who among ye has not spent a lifetime preparing to be precisely the persons that ye are today?

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