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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach    Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
[1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, composer, born in Eisenach, Thuringia]

RPI logo
rensselaer-school1834    RPI Campus West Hall
[1826 - Rensselaer School, Troy, New York, is incorporated (now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), the first US engineering college)]

Showman Florenz Ziegfeld    Zigfield Follies Program    Producer Florenz Ziegfeld
[1869 - Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., showman, producer, born in Chicago, Illinois]

Bascom Lamar Lunsford    Folklorist Bascom Lamar Lunsford
[1882 - Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Appalachian lawyer, folklorist, performer, born in Mars Hill, North Carolina]

Actor Edgar Buchanan    Actor Edgar Buchanan
[1903 - (William) Edgar Buchanan, actor, born in Humansville, Missouri]

Poet Phyliss McGinley    Poet Phyliss McGinley    Poet Phyliss McGinley
[1905 - Phyllis McGinley, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, born in Ontario, Oregon]

Winemaker Julio Gallo    Winemaker Julio Gallo
[1910 - Julio Gallo, wine magnate, born in Oakland, California]

Actor James Coco    Actor James Coco    Actor James Coco & friends
[1930 - James Coco, actor, born in New York City]

Driver Ayrton Senna looking pensive    Ayrton Senna celebrating a Victory    Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna
[1960 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Formula 1 World Champion driver, born in Sao Paolo, Brazil]

Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone

William declares:

O Sage, if thou wouldst my Teacher be,
Bring me all thy Humility.
Seize not my hand to lead me home.
But show me a Path, that I may find My way,

A Sage prays

"A guru gives us himself and then his system; a teacher gives us his subject and then ourselves."    Adam Gopnik - Last of the Metrozoids, The New Yorker Magazine, May 10, 2004

William's Whimsical Words:

Pink Floyd had it right

Pink Floyd - The Wall

  We don't need no education
  We don't need no thought control
  No dark sarcasm in the classroom
  Teacher leave them kids alone
  Hey, Teacher, Leave them kids alone
  All in all it's just another brick in the wall
  All in all you're just another brick in the wall 

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