Saturday, April 29, 2017
[1863 - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, born in San Francisco, California]
[1899 - Edward "Duke" Ellington, musician, composer, bandleader, born in Washington, D.C.]
[1901 - Hirohito, Japanese emperor, born in Tokyo]
[1907 - Fred Zinnemann, Academy Award-winning director, born in Vienna, Austria]
[1909 - Tom Ewell (Samuel Yewell Tompkins), Tony Award-winning actor born in Owensboro, Kentucky]
[1917 - Celeste Holm, Academy Award-winning actress, born in New York City]
[1936 - (Walter) Lane Smith (III), actor, born in Memphis, Tennessee]
[1945 - American soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany]
[1951 - Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR auto racer, champion, born in Kannapolis, North Carolina]
[1975 - US Evacuation of Saigon]
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?