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Silversmith and Patriot Paul Revere   The Midnight ride
[1775 - Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott & William Dawes ride from Boston to warn Adams and Hancock,
and rouse Patriot minutemen that British troops are coming to arrest them]

Trial Lawyer Clarence Darrow
[1857 - Clarence Darrow, trial lawyer, born in Kinsman, Ohio]

Conductor Leopold Stokowski
[1882 - Leopold Stokowski(Antoni Stanislaw Bolestawowicz),
conductor, born in London]

San Francisco Earthquake - 1906
[1906 - Earthquake of 8.3 magnitude strikes San Francisco, followed by many fires]

Doolittle Raid from Hornet - 1942
[1942 - USS Hornet launches Doolittle's Army bombers for first attack on Japan]

War Correspondent Ernie Pyle  Ernie Pyle - Newspaper story just before his death  Ernie Pyle - Marker at the site of his death
[1945 - Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent, killed by Japanese machine-gun fire on island of Ie Shima, Okinawa]

Poet Ezra Pound
[1958 - Ezra Pound, poet, critic, released by federal court
after 13 years of government persecution]

He Ain't Heavy

Anger, revenge, and guilt are heavy burdens says Henry. Why do so many choose not to put them down and carry a child instead?

William's Whimsical Words:

Lugging around a thousand cravings is no picnic either.

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