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Statesman & Writer Benjamin Franklin
[1790 - Benjamin Franklin, statesman, printer, scientist, writer dies in Philadelphia at age 84]

Financier J. P. Morgan
[1837 - J.P. (John Pierpoint) Morgan, financier,
born in Hartford, Connecticut]

Dancer Irene Castle
[1893 - Irene Castle (Foote), dancer, designer, actress,
born in New Rochelle, New York]

Playwright Thornton Wilder
[1897 - Thornton Wilder, playwright, author, born in
Madison, Wisconsin]

Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky in 1945
[1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky, cellist, born in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine]

Actor Arthur Lake
[1905 - Arthur Lake (Silverlake), actor, born in Corbin, Kentucky]

Academy Award-winning Actor William Holden
[1918 - William Holden, Academy Award-winning actor, born in O'Fallon, Illinois]

Newsman Harry Reasoner
[1923 - Harry Reasoner, newsman, born in Dakota City, Iowa]

Cartoon Character Daffy Duck
[1937 - Daffy Duck debuts in the Warner Bros. short Porky's Duck Hunt]

[1961 - Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba begins]

Fathers of Our Nation

Signing of Declaration by Trumbull

Are you filled with a sense of wonder at how this nation came to be born? What unique alignment of the cosmos produced the individuals and the circumstances that gave rise to the modern experiment in democratic government that has so changed the social, political, and economic fabric of this world?

13 Star Flag

William's Whimsical Words:

Perhaps we should call them the Foundling Fathers.

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