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Bust of Michelangelo by Prati
Michelangelo - his Pieta sculpture
[1475 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Renaissance artist, born in Caprese, Florence, Italy]

Cyrano De Bergerac
[1619 - Cyrano De Bergerac, soldier, poet, author, born in Paris]

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning
[1806 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, born in London, England]

The Alamo
[1836 - General Santa Anna recaptures the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, ending a 13-day siege]

[1857 - US Supreme Court rules in favor of slavery in Dred Scott case]

Writer Ring Lardner
[1885 - Ring Lardner, sports reporter, humorist, writer, born in Niles, Michigan]

Comedian Lou Costello
[1906 - Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo), comedian, actor, born in Paterson, New Jersey]

Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery
[1925 - Wes (John Leslie) Montgomery, jazz musician, composer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana]

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper
[1927 - (Leroy) Gordon Cooper, astronaut, born in Shawnee, Oklahoma]

Success #1

The comment that "eighty percent of success is just showing up" is usually attributed to Woody Allen. Woody was spot on. Of the remainder, about fifteen percent is dogged persistence in pursuit of the goal, with the balance being made up of talent, ability, intelligence, hard work, integrity, and other intangibles.

William's Whimsical Words:

Of course the truly successful person is prepared to trade any or all of the above for a healthy measure of fool luck.

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