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Navy Department flag
Department of the Navy emblem
[1798 - Congress establishes The Department of the Navy]

[1803 - United States and France conclude negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase]

Painter Ellis Wilson   wilson-funeral-procession
[1899 - Ellis Wilson, painter, born in Mayfield, Kentucky]

Engineer Casey Jones    Train Engineer Casey Jones in the cab    Casey Jones - Cannonball Express wreck site near Vaughn
[1900 - Train engineer Casey Jones is killed trying to save the Cannonball Express]

Actress Eve Arden    Actress Eve Arden with kids
[1908 - Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), Emmy Award-winning actress, born in Mill Valley, California]

Writer Vermont Royster    Writer & Editor Vermont Royster    Writer & Editor Vermont Royster
[1914 - Vermont C. Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, writer, editor, born in Raleigh, North Carolina]

Conductor Robert Shaw
[1916 - Robert Lawson Shaw, conductor, born
in Red Bluff, California]

Jazz Bassist Percy Heath   MJQ Bassist Percy Heath   Jazz Bassist Percy Heath   Jazz Bassist Percy Heath   Bassist Percy Heath
[1923 - Percy Heath, jazz bassist(MJQ), born in Wilmington, North Carolina]

Actress Jill Clayburgh    Actress Jill Clayburgh    Actress Jill Clayburgh
[1944 - Jill Clayburgh, actress, born in New York City]

[1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker]

The Saigon Vietnam Exodus    US Vietnam Military Deaths by Year
[1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces]

You See, Watson, . . .

Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle

Is there nothing for William to write about? If he could but truly observe, listen, taste, and catch a whiff of life, much there would be to say. Sir Arthur would have urged further development of one's detective skills.

Sherlock smoking

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Elementary, my dear Reader!

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