Monday, March 27, 2017
[1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, (including USS Constitution), for the US Navy]
[1813 - Nathaniel Currier, lithographer, born in
[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, humorist, born in Annapolis, Maryland]
[1899 - Gloria Swanson (Gloria May Josephine Svensson), actress, born in Chicago]
[1906 - Pee Wee Russell, jazz musician,
(clarinet), born in Maplewood, Missouri]
[1921 - Fred (Frederick William) Foy, radio & TV announcer, born in Detroit, Michigan]
[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]
[1952 - Maria Schneider (Marie Christine Gelin), actress, born in Paris]
Fermi showed us how it could be done.
Others captured flame from out the sun.
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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