Wednesday, April 15, 2009
[1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, artist, painter, inventor, born in Tuscan town of Vinci]
[1741 - Charles Willson Peale, portrait painter,
born in Chester, Queen Anne's County, Maryland]
[1783 - Continental Congress ratifies articles of peace ending Revolutionary War with Britain]
[1843 - Henry James, author, born in New York City]
[1889 - Thomas Hart Benton, artist, born in Neosho, Missouri]
[1894 - Bessie Smith, blues singer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee]
[1912 - British ocean liner Titanic sinks into North Atlantic]
[1917 - Hans Conried, actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland]
[1922 - Harold Lee Washington, Chicago mayor, born in Chicago]
[1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress, born in New York City]
[1955 - Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois]
[1961 - Launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge(DLGN-25)]
n.b. This is not the Destroyer Bainbridge that was involved in the recent dust-up off the horn of Africa.
(US Navy-4, Pirates-0).
Suffer not fools gladly.
Suffer not scoundrels at all.
William's Whimsical Words:
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