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Publisher William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst & Marion Davies
[1863 - William Randolph Hearst, publisher, born in San Francisco, California]

Musician Duke Ellington
[1899 - Edward "Duke" Ellington, musician, composer,
bandleader, born in Washington, D.C.]

Director Fred Zinneman
[1907 - Fred Zinnemann, Academy Award-
winning director, born in Vienna, Austria]

Actor Tom Ewell with Marilyn Monroe in Seven Year Itch
[1909 - Tom Ewell (Samuel Yewell Tompkins), Tony Award-
winning actor born in Owensboro, Kentucky]

Dachau corpses liberated by USA at end of WW-II
[1945 - American soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany]

NASCAR Champ Dale Earnhardt
[1951 - Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR auto racer,
champion, born in Kannapolis, North Carolina]

Saigon falls - US supporters panic
[1975 - US Evacuation of Saigon]
Saigon - last helo leaving for safety?

Verse Averse

Writing prose is always in fashion.
Writing verse requires passion.
What begins as a trickle may end in a torrent.
Leaving William to wonder where his time went.

William's Whimsical Words:

Of the several hundred million Americans, how many do you suppose could name the current US Poet Laureate?

Poet Laureate Kay Ryan

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