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Historian Edward Gibbon   Historian Edward Gibbon's Roman Empire Treatise
[1737 - Edward Gibbon, historian, author, born in Putney, Surrey, England]

Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin    Writer Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin    Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft
[1759 - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin, author, women's rights advocate, born in Spitalfields, London]

Inventor Samuel Morse    Code Inventor & Painter Samuel Morse
[1791 - Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse, painter, inventor, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts]

18th President Ulysses S. Grant    18th President Ulysses S. Grant    General Ulysses S. Grant    Grant's Tomb in New York City
[1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, military leader, U.S. president, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio]

Sultana loaded with prisoners    Sultana with released Union prisoners of war explodes and burns
[1865 - The Worst steamship disaster in US history: SS Sultana, carrying 2,300 recently released Union Civil War POW passengers, explodes en route North to Cairo, Illinois]

Poet Jessie Fauset    Writer Jessie Redmon Fauset
[1882 - Jessie Redmon Fauset, poet, author, essayist, born in Camden County, New Jersey]

Baseball Great Rogers Hornsby    Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby    Hall of Famer Rajah Hornsby
[1896 - Rogers 'Rajah' Hornsby, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Winters, Texas]

Cartoonist Walter Lanz    Lanz's creation Woody Woodpecker
[1900 - Walter Lantz, Academy Award-winning animator, born in New Rochelle, New York]

Hall of Famer Country Slaughter    Country Slaughter Hall of Fame plaque    Baseball Hall of Famer Country Slaughter
[1916 - Enos (Bradsher) 'Country' Slaughter, Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Roxboro, North Carolina]

Actor Jack Klugman    Actor Jack Klugman    Actor Jack Klugman    Actor Jack Klugman
[1922 - Jack Klugman, Emmy Award-winning actor, born in Jack Klugman]

Rights Leader Coretta King    Civil Rights Leader Coretta King
[1927 - Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader, born in Perry County, Alabama]

Actor Robert Donner    Actor Robert Donner       Actor Robert Donner
[1931 - Robert Donner, actor, born in New York City]

Actress Sandy Dennis    Actress Sandy Dennis
[1937 - Sandy Dennis, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Hastings, Nebraska]

Athens - German occupiers strutting    Athens Greece - German camp in city
[1941 - Athens falls to German army, end of Greek Army resistance]

Playwright August Wilson    Playwright August Wilson    Playwright August Wilson
[1945 - August Wilson (Frederick August Kittel), Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

The real Rocky (49-0 is all you need to know)
[1956 - Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated
world heavyweight boxing champion]

No Free Lunch

It would be well to keep in mind that everything comes with a price-tag on it, and most items are purchased not with dollars, but with dear coinage of a different kind.

price tag $199.95

William's Whimsical Words:

No "Get out of life free" card, either.

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