Sunday, April 2, 2017
[1781 - Frigate USS Alliance captures British privateers, Mars and Minerva]
[1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, writer, born in Odense, Denmark]
[1840 - Emile Zola, novelist, activist, born in Paris]
[1875 - Walter Chrysler, auto manufacturer, born in Wamego, Kansas]
[1907 - Luke (Lucius Benjamin) Appling, Baseball Hall of Fame Chicago shortstop, born in High Point, North Carolina]
[1908 - Buddy Ebsen (Christian Rudolph Ebsen), actor, born in Belleville, Illinois]
[1914 - Sir Alec Guinness (Guinness de Cuffe), Academy Award-winning actor, born in London]
[1918 - Charles Wilbert White, artist, muralist, born in Chicago]
[1920 - Jack (John Randolph) Webb, actor, director, born in Santa Monica, California]
[1939 - Marvin (Pentz Gay) Gaye, Jr., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, born in Washington D.C.]
[1982 - Argentina invades the Falklands Islands, a British colony]
An Almanack hath william written.
Methinks he needs to put his wit in.
William's Whimsical Words:
Dr. Franklin never ran out of material,
But William's repertoire proves ethereal.
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