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Poet William Wordsworth    Poet William Wordsworth
[1770 - William Wordsworth, poet, born in Cumbria near England's Lake District]

A Camel Race
[1864 - The first camel race in America is held in Sacramento, California (This isn't Sacramento, but it is a camel race)]

Baseball Great John McGraw    Baseball Great John McGraw    John McGraw's Hall of Fame plaque    Manager John J. McGraw
[1873 - John (Joseph) McGraw, Baseball Hall of Fame player and manager, born in Truxton, New York]

Showman P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum    Barnum & Bailey Poster
[1891 - P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum, showman dies in Bridgeport, Connecticut]

Columnist Walter Winchell    Columnist Walter Winchell
[1897 - Walter Winchell, columnist, radio commentator, born in New York City]

Orchestra Leader Percy Faith    Composer Percy Faith
[1908 - Percy Faith, Grammy Award-winning orchestra leader, composer, born in Toronto, Canada]

Singer 'Lady Day' Billie Holiday    Jazz Singer Billie Holiday    Jazz Singer Billie Holiday    Singer Billie Holiday
[1915 - Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan), jazz singer, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Mama may have, Papa may have,
But God bless the child that's got his own.

Musician Mongo Santamaria    Musician Mongo Santamaria
[1917 - Mongo (Ramon) Santamaria, bandleader, composer, musician, born in Havana, Cuba]

South Pacific - Mary Martin & Enzio Pinza    South Pacific - Mary Martin & Enzio Pinza
[1949 - Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opens in Majestic Theatre, New York]

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit
[1970 - John Wayne wins Oscar for Best Actor
role in True Grit]

The Mind's Eye

Old Radio Mike

Why is it that in the days of radio, one could see a ball game through the voice of Mel Allen, Red Barber, or Vin Scully with greater clarity then is possible today on a HDTV receiver?

Sports Announcer Mel Allen   Sports Announcer Red Barber   Sports Announcer Vin Scully

William's Whimsical Words:

The human brain is the ultimate high definition device.

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