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Buddha - end of ascetism
[563 B.C.- Gautama Buddha born as Prince Siddhartha in Kapilvastu, Nepal]

Buddha - seated - Tokyo Museum

Actress Mary Pickford
[1892 - Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith), Academy
Award-winning actress, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada]

Skater & Actress Sonja Henie
[1912 - Sonja Henie, Olympic & world champion
figure skater, actress, born in Oslo, Norway]

Singer & Songwriter Jacques Brel
[1929 - Jacques Brel, singer, songwriter, actor, born in Schaarbeek, Belgium]

[1935 - Congress approves FDR Works Progress Administration (WPA) to relieve economic hardship of Depression]

Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer
[1945 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran theologian who defied Nazis, is hanged]

President Harry Truman
[1952 - President Truman enters labor dispute; places steel plants under his control]

Baseball Great Hank Aaron with #715
[1974 - Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth home run record with # 715]

General Omar Bradley
[1981 - General Omar Bradley, first JCS Chairman, dies]

Free Will

Some aver it's God's gift to Humanity.
Many Skeptics argue it's but a Fallacy.
Others believe on strings we dance.
Still more claim we are ruled by Chance.
Surely, all do cause confusion.
Free Will's a Necessary Illusion.
Behave thou as if it doth exist,
But allow thy doubt to yet persist.


William's Whimsical Words:

Is free will like free lunch?

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