Tuesday, March 24, 2009
1834 - William Morris, writer, designer,
artist, socialist, born in London]
[1855 - Andrew William Mellon, banker, Treasury Secretary,
ambassador, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
[1874 - Harry Houdini [Erik Weisz], magician, escape artist, born in Budapest Hungary]
[1899 - Dorothy Stratton, Captain, USCG,
born in Brookfield, Missouri]
[1902 - Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of
New York, born in Owosso, Michigan]
[1903 - George Dewey is appointed Admiral of the Navy]
[1910 - Richard (Nicholas Peter) Conte, actor, born in Jersey City, New Jersey]
[1911 - Joseph Barbera, animator, director, producer, writer, born in New York City]
[1920 - Gene Nelson (Eugene Leander Berg), actor,
dancer, director, born in Seattle, Washington]
[1928 - Vanessa Brown (Smylla Brind), actress, born in Vienna, Austria]
[1930 - (Terence Steven) Steve McQueen,
actor, born in Beech Grove, Indiana]
[1937 - National Gallery of Art is established by Congress]
[1989 - Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spills 11,000,000 gallons of oil. (Worst oil spill on U.S. soil)]
Founding Fathers are worshipped and feared.
Perhaps they are too often Paul Revered.
So many changes on our American Sod;
The Constitution's not the Word of God.
Look at what the Nation now is faced with.
Perhaps the old girl could use a face lift.
It seems like the Union is falling apart.
That troubles your soul and breaks my heart.
Representative government is clearly failing.
How keep Ship of State in safe water sailing?
With Wall Street Bankers calling all the shots.
Our kids will have to piss into broken pots.
William's Whimsical Words:
Our species evolves - why not the Nation?
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