Wednesday, May 13, 2009
[1842 - Sir Arthur Sullivan, operetta composer,
(with Sir William Gilbert), born in London]
[1864 - Confederate POW is first soldier to be buried at Arlington House (Arlington National Cemetery)]
[1908 - Navy Nurse Corps is established]
[1914 - Joe Louis (Barrow), boxer, world heavyweight
champion, born in Lafayette, Alabama]
[1923 - Bea (Beatrice) Arthur (Bernice Frankel),
actress, comedian, born in New York City]
[1927 - Herbert Ross, director, born in Brooklyn]
[1941 - Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela),
singer, born in Pacoima, California]
[1954 - Pajama Game debuts on Broadway at St. James Theatre,
runs for 1,063 performances]
Peace Aint So Hot
Peace aint so hot.
War need not be cold.
Troops in Iraq are on the spot,
And it's just [eighty-six]* months old.
William's Whimsical Words:
* Insert current total.
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