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Alexander Graham Bell    old style phone
[1876 - Alexander Graham Bell's first successful experiment with the telephone]

Actor Barry Fitzgerald    Actor Barry Fitzgerald
[1888 - Barry Fitzgerald (William Joseph Shields), Academy Award-winning actor, born in Dublin]

Musician Bix Beiderbecke    Bix Beiderbecke with his horn    Musician Bix Beiderbecke    Bix Beiderbecke with his horn
[1903 - Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornet player, born in Davenport, Iowa]

Heywood Hale Broun    Sportscaster Heywood Hale Broun
[1918 - Heywood Hale Broun, sportscaster, born in New York City]

Actor Joe Viterelli    Actor Joe Viterelli
[1937 - Joe Viterelli, actor, born in the Bronx]

Tokyo firebombing - aerial view of destruction    Tokyo firebombing - close up with charred corpses
[1945 - Firebombing of Tokyo: U.S. warplanes drop 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo, 16 square miles are incinerated, and 80,000 to 130,000 Japanese civilians are killed]

My Lai victims    My Lai child victim
[1970 - A US Army captain is charged with the My Lai, Vietnam, war crimes massacre]

Winning The Peace

Carthaginian General Hannibal

Perhaps the USA leadership could learn something from the Carthaginian Barca,
who is quoted in Livy's History at XXII, 51, as follows:
"You know how to win a victory, Hannibal, but not how to use it."

Warrior with Spear

William's Whimsical Words:

There be not many Carthaginians about these days to extoll their victories.

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