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Composer Georg Philipp Telemann
[1681 - Georg Philipp Telemann, baroque composer,
born in Magdeburg Germany]

Faneuil Hall
[1743 - The City of Boston conducts its first town meeting in Faneuil Hall]

Eli Whitney    cotton gin
[1794 - Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin]

Nobel Prize-winning Physician Paul Erlich    Physician Paul Erlich at work
[1854 - Paul Ehrlich, Nobel Prize in Medicine, born in Strehlen, Silesia]

Casey Jones    Casey Jones in the cab of his engine
[1864 - Johnathan Luther 'Casey' Jones, railroad engineer, born in southeast Missouri]

Albert Einstein    Scientist Albert Einstein    Scientist Albert Einstein at the blackboard    Albert Einstein thoughtful
[1879 - Albert Einstein, Nobel physicist, born in Ulm, Germany]

Philosopher Karl Marx
[1883 - Karl Marx, philosopher (Communist Manifesto),
dies at age 64]

Mikado scene
[1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado" premieres in London]

Les Brown    Musician Les Brown    Bandleader Les Brown
[1912 - Les Brown, musician, bandleader, born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania]

Playwright Horton Foote    Playwright Horton Foote    Playwright Horton Foote
[1916 - Albert Horton Foote, Jr., Pulitzer, Academy, Emmy award-winning playwright, screenwriter, born in Wharton, Texas]

Actor Dennis Patrick    Actor Dennis Patrick
[1918 - Dennis Patrick (Harrison), actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Max Shulman carricature
[1919 - Max Shulman, novelist, playwright,
born in St. Paul, Minnesota]

Cartoonist Hank Ketcham    Hank Ketcham & friend    Cartoonist Hank Ketcham
[1920 - {Henry King} Hank Ketcham, cartoonist, born in Seattle, Washington]


	  Hardly passes any day,
That I don't recall and say,
something that my Mother told me.
Neither do I turn the page,
of the diary of my age,
and do not what my Father showed me.

William's Whimsical Words:

Your parents and your country of origin are accidents of birth.

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