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Salem Witch Trials
[1692 - Three Salem, Massachusetts, women are charged with practicing witchcraft]

Author William Dean Howells
[1837 - William Dean Howells, author, critic,
editor, born in Martins Ferry, Ohio]

Yellowstone Park North Entrance    Yellowstone Park - Old Faithful
[1872 - Yellowstone National Park is established for the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People]

Actor Paul Hartman
[1904 - Paul Hartman, Tony award-winning actor, dancer,
born in San Francisco]

Bandleader Glen Miller    Bandleader Glen Miller    Major Glen Miller
[1904 - Glenn Miller, bandleader, born in Clarinda, Iowa]

Actor David Niven
[1910 - (James) David (Graham) Niven, Academy
Award-winning actor, born in London]

Sportscaster Harry Carey    Sportscaster Harry Carey Statue
[1914 - Harry (Christopher) Caray (Carabina), Award-winning sportscaster, born in St. Louis,

Young Ralph Waldo Ellison    Writer Ralph Waldo Ellison
[1914 - Ralph Waldo Ellison, writer, author, teacher, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]

Poet Robert Lowell
[1917 - Robert Lowell, Pulitzer Prize-winning
poet, born in Boston]

Publisher Bill Gaines    Comic Book Mogul Bill Gaines
[1922 - William M.(Maxwell) Gaines, magazine and comic book writer and publisher, born in Brooklyn]

Astronaut Deke Slayton
[1924 - Deke (Donald) Slayton, astronaut,
born near Sparta, Wisconsin]

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle    NFL Hall of Famer Pete Rozelle
[1926 - Pete (Alvin Ray) Rozelle, NFL commissioner, born in South Gate, California]

Duffy’s Tavern cast
[1941 - Duffy's Tavern debuts on radio]

Peace Corps Signing by President Kennedy    Peace Corps Logo
[1961 - President John F. Kennedy issues Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps]

Wisdom #2

Wisdom is a little voice you hear that says, "Wait a minute," just as you are about to react the same old way to a familiar stimulus. If you listen, and if you pause to examine, and if you question, and if you force yourself to consider what you are about to do, and if you honestly examine whether what you are about to do is still relevant and appropriate, then you have heard the voice of wisdom.

William's Whimsical Words:

Courage is the strength you find within that allows you to change your behavior when you have heard the voice of wisdom.

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