Thursday, May 18, 2017
[1798 - Benjamin Stoddert is appointed as the
first Secretary of the Navy]
[1897 - Frank Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra), Academy Award-winning director, born in Bisacquino, Sicily]
[1902 - Meredith Willson (Reiniger), composer, born in Mason City, Iowa]
[1911 - Big Joe (Joseph Vernon) Turner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rhythm & blues singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri]
[1919 - Dame Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer, prima ballerina, born in Reigate, Surrey, England]
[1920 - Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), 264th Roman
Catholic Pope, born in Wadowice, Poland]
[1922 - Kai Winding, jazz musician, (trombone), born in Aarhus, Denmark]
[1942 - New York City suspends night baseball games until the end of WW II]
[1950 - Rodney Milburn, Jr., Olympic Gold Medal hurdler, born in Opelousas, Louisiana]
[1955 - Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, political leader, dies in Daytona Beach, Florida]
[1980 - Mt. St. Helens erupts and ultimately loses its head
A humble woman may yet have divers great dreams.
A woman who holds herself too high, a nightmare lives it seems.
William's Whimsical Words:
Choose your dreams with care.
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