Friday, April 16, 2010
[1862 - President Lincoln signs an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia]
[1741 - Charles Willson Peale, portrait painter, born in Chester, Queen Anne's County, Maryland]
[1866 - Jose de Diego (y Benitez), poet, political
leader, born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico]
[1867 - Wilbur Wright, aviator, born in Millville, Indiana]
[1871 - John Millington Synge, poet, playwright,
born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland]
[1889 - Sir Charles (Spencer) 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor, director, comedian, born in London]
[1921 - Sir Peter Ustinov, Academy Award-winning actor, born in London]
[1922 - Kingsley Amis, poet, author, born in London]
[1924 - Henry Mancini, Academy Award-winning composer, conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio]
[1927 - Edie Adams (Edith Elizabeth Enke), singer, Tony
Award-winning actress, born in Kingston, Pennsylvania]
[1928 - Dick (Richard) 'Night Train' Lane, Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback, born in Austin, Texas]
[1930 - Herbie Mann (Herbert Jay Soloman), jazz flautist, born in Brooklyn]
[1939 - Dusty Springfield, singer,
born in London]
[1947 - Texas City, ships explode on Galveston Bay; nearly 600 lives are lost]
[1971 - Selena (Quintanilla Perez), singer,
born in Lake Jackson, Texas]
Take comfort in a simple notion;
Acting out is loco-motion.
Suicide can be self-destroying.
Fears are sometimes parannoying.
If you delusional should become.
Hearing voices - keep thy aplomb.
Madness needn't be revealing.
Schizophrenia can be apeeling.
William's Whimsical Words:
To make a favorable first impression,
Struggle now to avoid depression.
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