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Writer Washington Irving's portrait    Writer Washington Irving
[1783 - Washington Irving, author, born in New York City]

Writer John Burroughs    Naturalist John Burroughs
[1837 - John Burroughs, writer, naturalist, essayist, born near Roxbury, New York]

Pony Express Rider
[1860 - Pony Express mail service begins from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California]

[1865 - Richmond falls to the Union]

Actor Leslie Howard    Actor Leslie Howard
[1893 - Leslie Howard (Steiner), actor, producer, director, born in London]

Toastmaster General George Jessel    Comendian George Jessel
[1898 - George Jessel, producer, actor, comedian, born in the Bronx]

Columnest Herb Caen    Columnest Herb Caen
[1916 - Herb (Herbert Eugene) Caen, author, columnist, born in Sacramento, California]

Actress Jan Sterling    Actress Jan Sterling
[1921 - Jan Sterling (Adriance), actress, born in New York City]

Actor Marlon Brando    Actor Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones    Actor Marlon Brando    Actor Marlon Brando in Godfather
[1924 - Marlon Brando, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska]

Actress Myoshi Umeki
[1929 - Miyoshi Umeki, Academy Award-winning actress,
born in Otaru, Japan]

Hall of Famer Jim Parker    Hall of Famer Jim Parker
[1934 - James Thomas 'Jim' Parker, Pro Football Hall of Fame guard, tackle, born in Macon, Georgia]

Blues Organist Jimmy McGriff    Bluesman Jimmy McGriff    Blues Organist Jimmy McGriff
[1936 - James Harrell 'Jimmy' McGriff, blues organist, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania]

President Truman signs the Marshall Plan
[1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs Foreign Assistance Act (Marshall Plan)]

NFL Player Lyle Alzado
[1949 - Lyle Martin Alzado, all-pro
football player, born in Brooklyn]

Psychological Warfare

USS Pueblo crew shows the effects of torture while in captivity in North Korea

How many light bulbs does it take to change a person?

Iraqi prisoner shows the effects of torture while in American hands

William's Whimsical Words:

What could we have been thinking of when we bought into the Bush-Cheney crap that embraced torture as if it were an American virtue?

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