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Poet Alexander Pushkin    Poet & Novelist Alexander Pushkin
[1799 - Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, poet, novelist, playwright born in Moscow]

Actor John Wayne    Actor John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch    John Wayne in 1943    The Duke in his Oscar role    Statue of Actor John Wayne at Orange County Airport
[1907 - John Wayne (Marion Morrison), Academy Award-winning film star, born in Winterset, Iowa]

Actor Robert Morley    Actor Robert Morley    Actor Robert Morley
[1908 - Robert Morley (Adolph Milton), actor, born in Semley, Wiltshire, England]

Actor Ben Alexander    Actor Ben Alexander
[1911 - Ben (Nicholas Benton) Alexander, actor, born in Goldfield, Nevada]

Actor Jay Silverheels    Jay Silverheels as Tonto
[1912 - Jay Silverheels (Harold J. Smith), actor, born near Brantford, Ontario, Canada]

[1913 - Actors' Equity Association is organized in New York City]

Actor Peter Cushing    Actor Peter Cushing
[1913 - Peter Cushing, actor, born in Kenley, Surrey, England]

Peggy Lee: a very sophisticated lady    Singer Peggy Lee
[1920 - Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom), singer, born in Jamestown, North Dakota]

Astronaut Sally Ride    Astronaut Sally Ride    Astronaut Sally Ride
[1951 - Dr. Sally Kristen Ride, physicist, astronaut, first American woman in space, born in Los Angeles]


The Farmer and Cowman number from Oklahoma    Musical Oklahoma! Album Cover
Farmer and Cowman Hoedown from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a hoot.
Music, lyrics, and book to boot.
In "Farmer and Cowman" Aunt Eller sings
What America's message to others should:
"I don't say I'm no better than anybody else,"
"But I'll be damned if I ain't just as good."

Oklahoma - Farmer and Cowman hoedown

William's Whimsical Words:

Sing along with me: "Now, the Christian and the Muslim must be friends."

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