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The Boston Masacre
[1770 - British sentries at Boston Customs House shoot into crowd, killing four civilians]

Sailor and Martyr Crispus Attucks
[1770 - African-American sailor Crispus Attucks was the first to fall]

Actor Rex Harrison
[1908 - Rex (Reginald Carey) Harrison, Academy Award-
winning actor, born in Huyton, Lancashire, England,]

Actor Jack Cassidy
[1927 - Jack (John Joseph Edward) Cassidy, actor,
born in Richmond Hill, New York]

Sir Winston Churchill
[1946 - Winston Churchill delivers 'Iron Curtain' speech
at Fulton, Missouri]

Singer Andy Gibb
[1958 - Andy (Andrew Roy) Gibb, singer,
born in Manchester, England]

Nothing Special

A wise and dear mentor, the Roshi Hogen, once sent william his favorite poem:


The Waves of the Setsu River

Mount Ro and the misty rains
and the waves of the River Setsu;
Before I had been there, my thousand
longings never ceased.
Then I went -- and came back;
Nothing Special.
Mount Ro and the misty rains
and the waves of the River Setsu.

Sotoba (Su Tung-p'o)
11th Century Poet

Sotoba poem

William's Whimsical Words:

I have not been to Mount Ro,
But I have felt its misty rains on my cheek.
I have not visited the River Setsu,
But, thanks to you, I have heard the rippling of its waves.

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