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Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan
[1842 - Sir Arthur Sullivan, operetta composer,
(with Sir William Gilbert), born in London]

Arlington National Cemetery
[1864 - A Confederate POW is the first soldier to be buried at Arlington House (Arlington National Cemetery)]

Navy Nurse Corps patch
[1908 - Navy Nurse Corps is established]

Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
[1914 - Joe Louis (Barrow), world heavyweight
champion, born in Lafayette, Alabama]

Bea Arthur    Actress Bea Arthur
[1923 - Bea (Beatrice) Arthur (Bernice Frankel), actress, comedian, born in New York City]

Director Herbert Ross    Director Herbert Ross
[1927 - Herbert David Ross, director, born in Brooklyn]

Singer Ritchie Valens
[1941 - Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela),
singer, born in Pacoima, California]

Singer Mary Wells
[1943 - Mary Esther Wells, singer, born in Detroit]

The Pajama Game Album Cover
[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 still on the spot,
And it's just [eighty-six]* months old.

{Eight years}* we fought the Taliban,
And chased Osama bin Laden.
We've nothing now to show for it,
Mr. President, I beg your pardon.

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