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Poet Robert Browning
[1812 - Robert Browning, poet, born in Camberwell, near London]

Composer Johannnes Brahms
[1833 - Johannes Brahms, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany]

Composer Peter (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Odessa
[1840 - Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
composer, born in Russia]

Poet Rabindranath Tagore
[1861 - Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel prize-
winning poet, born in Kolkata, India]

Actor Gabby Hayes
[1885 - Gabby (George Francis) Hayes, actor,
born in Wellsville, New York]

Archibald Macleish
[1892 - Archibald MacLeish, poet, dramatist,
Librarian of Congress, born in Glencoe, Illinois]

[1915 - Lusitania, British ocean liner, sunk by German submarine, drowning 1,198 civilians]

Actor Darren McGavin
[1922 - Darren McGavin (William Lyle Richardson), actor,
born in Spokane, Washington]

Actress Anne Baxter
[1923 - Anne Baxter, actress, born in Michigan City, Indiana]

Singer Teresa Brewer
[1931 - Teresa Brewer (Theresa Breuer), singer,
born in Toledo, Ohio]

Colt QB Johnny Unitas
[1933 - Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback,
born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

[1942 - Nazi decree orders all pregnant Jewish women of Kovno Ghetto executed]

[1945 - Germany surrenders unconditionally to Allies at Reims]

Newsman Tim Russert
[1950 - Tim Russert, journalist, moderator, born in Buffalo, New York]

Dien Bien Phu
[1954 - French defeated at Dien Bien Phu, northwest Vietnam, by Ho Chi Minh]

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Comedian Chris Rock

"Will Chris Rock pick up a White Courtesy telephone, please?"

phone receiver bounce

William's Whimsical Words:

Fortunately, he has yet to take that call.

Comedian Chris Rock

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