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Painter Francisco Goya
[1746 - Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes,
artist, born in Fuendetodos, Spain]

Vincent van Gogh  Painter Vincent van Gogh
[1853 - Vincent van Gogh, post-impressionist artist, born in Zundert, Netherlands]

Playwright Sean O'Casey
[1880 - Sean O'Casey, playwright, born in Dublin]

Secretary of State Seward
[1867 - Secretary of State Seward agrees to purchase Alaska for $7 million]

Seward, Alaska

[1870 - 15th Amendment to Constitution adopted]

the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Singer Frankie Lane
[1913 - Frankie Laine (Francesco Paolo LoVecchio), singer, born in Chicago]

Presidential Advisor McGeorge Bundy
[1919 - McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor,
Ford Foundation President, born in Boston]

Preston Tucker in a Tucker car
[1947 - Preston Tucker celebrates his acquittal, driving one of few Tucker automobiles]

Saigon - Old U.S. Embassy Saigon - Damage to U.S. Embassy
[1965 - Car bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon, destroying building, killing 19 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, and 1 Filipino; 183 others injured]

President Reagan is shot

[1981 - President Reagan shot in chest outside Washington, D.C., hotel by deranged drifter]

Strength Training

The e that is in me and also in we becomes a little bit stronger each time that we humble ourselves.

William's Whimsical Words:

e = mc2

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