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Emperor Marcus Aurelius    Emperor Marcus Aurelius    Emperor Marcus Aurelius
[0121 - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Emperor, writer, philosopher, born in Rome]

Artist John J. Audubon    Naturalist John J. Audubon
[1785 - John James Audubon, ornithologist, artist, born in Les Cayes, Haiti]

Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted    F. L. Olmsted by Sargent    Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted    Landscape Architect Frederick L. Olmsted
[1822 - Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect, born in Hartford, Connecticut]

Singer Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey    Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey
[1886 - Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey (Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett), blues singer, born in Columbus, Georgia]

Writer Anita Loos    Screenwriter Anita Loos    Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes    Writer Anita Loos
[1893 - Anita Loos, novelist and screenwriter, born in Mt. Shasta, California]

Director Douglas Sirk    Director Douglas Sirk    Director Douglas Sirk
[1897 - Douglas Sirk (Claus Detlef Sierck), director, born in Hamburg, Germany]

Charles Richter    Seismologist Charles Richter
[1900 - Charles Francis Richter, seismologist, born near Hamilton, Ohio]

Actress Dorothy Sebastian    Actress Dorothy Sebastian    Actress Dorothy Sebastian    Actress Dorothy Sebastian
[1903 - Dorothy Sebastian, actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama]

Producer Charles K. Feldman    Producer Charles K. Feldman
[1904 - Charles K. Feldman, film producer, born in New York City]

[1952 - USS Hobson (DD-464) sinks after colliding with USS Wasp (CV-18)]
USS Hobson (DD-464) underway off Charleston in 1942    USS Wasp (CV-18) in drydock following collision with Hobson
[1952 - USS Hobson (DD-464) sinks after colliding with USS Wasp (CV-18); 176 lives are lost in Hobson]

[1986 - Accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union]
Reactor 4 at Chernobyl    Chernobyl Reactor #4 showing damage

Chernobyl site after meltdown    Chernobyl debris after core meltdown
[1986 - An accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union results in a uranium core meltdown. 32 die, dozens more suffer radiation burns]


In youth we are often arrogant and proud, thinking that this becomes us. It need not. In later years we can enjoy a well-deserved and honestly earned humility.

A monk prays    Gandhi    Benjamin Tutu

He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened.   - Lao Tzu

William's Whimsical Words:

We are still waiting for the meek to inherit the Earth.

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