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[1783 - Congress declares end of war with Great Britain]

Article by Rona Roob on Lillie Bliss' role in founding MoMA
[1864 - Lillie P. Bliss, cofounder Museum of Modern Art in NYC, born in Boston]

Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson
[1893 - Dean G. Acheson, Secretary of State,
born in Middletown, Connecticut]

Chemist Percy Julian
[1899 - Percy Lavon Julian, research chemist,
born in Montgomery, Alabama]

USS Holland
[1900 - U.S. Navy accepts its first submarine, USS Holland]

Actor Paul Douglas
[1907 - Paul Douglas, actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Producer Howard Koch
[1916 - Howard Winchel Koch, producer, director, born in New York City]

[1945 - U.S. Army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp]

Buchenwald Gatehouse 1945

Buchenwald sign

Buchenwald corpses

More Buchenwald corpses

Buchenwald - human skins
[1945 - U.S. Army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp]

President Truman & General MacArthur
[1951 - President Truman relieves General MacArthur of duties in Korea]

Appolo 13 liftoff Appolo 13 support module damage
[1970 - Apollo 13, third lunar landing mission, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida]

[1991 - U.N. cease-fire ends First Persian Gulf War]

Great Tits

Great Tit

I can see that the title got your attention.
These are birds, not breasts, I forgot to mention.
Male Great Tits that live in the country,
Sing song that has high and low notes in it.
While those Great Tits that live in Man's city,
Sing a different tune not nearly so pretty.
The constant blowing of our auto horns it seems,
Altered their behavior as it disturbed our dreams.
Perhaps in future, the din of our Civilization,
Will result in a bird that eschews migration.
That sits silently by, and cares not to fly,
Nor cheers the prisoner who looks to the sky.

William's Whimsical Words:

Three cheers for the law of unintended consequences!

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