Friday, March 27, 2009
[1794 - Congress authorizes Navy construction of six frigates, including USS Constitution]
[1813 - Nathaniel Currier, lithographer, born
in Roxbury, Massachusetts]
[1845 - Wilhelm Roentgen, Nobel Prize-
winning scientist, born in Lennep, Prussia]
[1879 - Edward Steichen, artist, photographer, born in Luxembourg]
[1892 - (James) Thorne Smith, Jr., author, born in Annapolis, Maryland]
[1899 - Gloria Swanson (Gloria May Josephine Svensson),
actress, born in Chicago]
[1924 - Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, born in Newark, New Jersey]
[1927 - Mstislav (Leopoldovich) Rostropovich, cellist,
conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan]
[1931 - David Janssen (David Harold Meyer),
actor, born in Naponee, Nebraska]
Fermi showed us how it could be done.
Others captured flame from out the sun.
The requirement for sustained chain-reaction:
Just enough matter for its satisfaction.
Could man now learn a greater lesson?
How sustain a peace and tame his passion.
What mass of horrors must there be?
Before we claim that victory.
William's Whimsical Words:
We aint there yet.
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