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Niccolo Machievelli    Philosopher Niccolo Machievelli
[1469 - Niccolo Machiavelli, poet, philosopher, writer, born in Florence, Italy]

Actor Walter Slezak    Actor Walter Slezak    Actor Walter Slezak
[1902 - Walter Slezak, actor, born in Vienna, Austria]

Crooner Bing Crosby    Crooner Bing Crosby
[1904 - Bing (Harry Lillis) Crosby, Grammy Award-winning crooner, born in Tacoma, Washington]

Actress Mary Astor    Actress Mary Astor    Actress Mary Astor
[1906 - Mary Astor, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Quincy, Illinois]

Writer Norman Corwin    Writer Norman Corwin
[1910 - Norman Lewis Corwin, radio writer, director, producer, teacher, born in Boston]

Organist Virgil Fox    Organist Virgil Fox    Organist Virgil Fox
[1912 - Virgil Keel Fox, organ virtuoso, born in Princeton, Illinois]

Playwright William M. Inge    Playwright William M. Inge
[1913 - William M. Inge, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, born in Independence, Kansas]

Writer Betty Comden    Actress Betty Comden    Songwriter Betty Comden
[1919 - Betty Comden (Cohen), writer, actress, songwriter, librettist, born in New York City]

Folk Singer & Activist Pete Seeger   Folk Singer & Activist Pete Seeger   Pete Seeger Folk Singer & Activist Pete Seeger
[1919 - Peter "Pete" Seeger, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician, folk singer, songwriter, activist, born in Manhattan]

Ray Robinson    Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson    Boxing Champion Sugar Ray Robinson
[1920 - Sugar Ray Robinson, Boxing Hall of Fame middleweight champion, born in Ailey, Georgia]

Soul Singer James Brown    Soul Singer James Brown    Godfather of Soul James Brown
[1933 - James Joseph Brown, soul singer, born in Barnwell, South Carolina ]

Whirlaway 1941 - Eddie Arcaro up
[1941 - Eddie Arcaro rides Whirlaway to a win in the Kentucky Derby]

NPR (National Public Radio) logo
[1971 - National Public Radio, non-
commercial radio network, is born]

The Rules of War

Samurai sword fighting

The three rules of war:

1. There are no rules.
2. Do not lose.
3. Last one standing wins.

Desert Storm carnage

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