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Astronomer Galileo
[1633 - Galileo convicted of heresy for maintaining Earth revolves around Sun]

Statesman Henry Clay
[1777 - Henry Clay, Senator, Secretary of State,
born in Hanover County, Virginia]

Fort Sumter
[1861 - Civil War begins; Confederates fire on Fort Sumter, South Carolina]

Soprano Lily Pons   Lily Pons
[1904 - Lily (Alice) Pons, operatic soprano, actress, born in Draguignan, near Cannes, France]

Navy Lieutenant T.G. Ellyson   Lieutenant Ellyson
LT Ellyson, USN, in plane
[1911 - Lieutenant T.G. Ellyson becomes first US Navy pilot]

Actress & Dancer Ann Miller
[1923 - Ann Miller (Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier), actress,
dancer, born in Chireno, Nacogdoches County, Texas]

[1937 - National Labor Relations Act upheld by Supreme Court]

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

[1945 - President Roosevelt dies at Warm Springs]

Restaurant closed in honor of President Roosevelt

Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
[1961 - Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes first human to travel into space]

White Made Right

DNA spinning
We are all of one race bioscience has proven.
Our DNA code reveals no subspecies human.
The color of skin was just a distraction.
White Light is a rainbow under diffraction.

The same sun shines all over this planet.
Every one of us is Colored by its bright rays.
Our notions of race were but a bad habit.
Neither White nor Black, only shades of grays.

So, if your skin is White, upon reflection,
It shows every color in the physical spectrum.
Master Race was a myth born of Hitler's fascism.
We are inextricably mixed when seen through a prism.

prism refraction of white light

William's Whimsical Words:

Black is beautiful. So are brown and yellow.

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