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James Madison - portrait    4th President James Madison
[1751 - James Madison, 4th President, born in Port Conway, Virginia]

The Hudson at West Point, New York (looking North)
[1802 - Congress establishes United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on The Hudson River]

Artist Rosa Bonheur    Artist Rosa Bonheur
[1822 - Rosa Bonheur, artist, painter, sculptor, born in Bordeaux, France]

Actor Conrad Nagel    Actor Conrad Nagel
[1897 - Conrad Nagel, actor, born in Keokuk, Iowa]

Comedian Henny Youngman    Comedian Henny Youngman
[1906 - Henny (Henry) Youngman, comedian, born in Liverpool, England]

Actress Mercedes McCambridge    Academy Award-winning Actress Mercedes McCambridge    Actress Mercedes McCambridge
[1916 - Mercedes (Agnes Carlotta) McCambridge, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Joliet, Illinois]

Actor Leo McKern    Actor Leo McKern
[1920 - Leo McKern, actor, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia]

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan   Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
[1927 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma]

My Lai 4 victims    My Lai 4 victims
[1968 - U.S. platoon massacres between 200 - 500 South Vietnamese unarmed villagers at My Lai 4]


Self-deprecation can be a most effective strategy, if you don't become so good at it that you manage to convince yourself.

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On the other hand, there is apparently no such thing as too much self-promotion, is there?

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