Saturday, May 27, 2017
[1794 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, capitalist, born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York]
[1818 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, women's rights advocate, writer, editor, publisher, born
in Homer, New York]
[1819 - Julia Ward Howe, abolitionist, activist, poet, author, born in New York City]
[1837 - Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok, U.S. Marshall, scout, gambler, marksman, born in Troy Grove, Illinois]
[1878 - Isadora Duncan, dancer, born in San Francisco, California]
[1894 - (Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, author, born in St. Mary's County, Maryland]
[1905 - Battle of Tsushima Strait: Japanese defeat Russian fleet]
[1907 - Rachel Carson, scientist, writer, born near Springdale, Pennsylvania]
[1911 - Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President, Senator, born in Wallace, South Dakota]
[1911 - Vincent (Leonard) Price, actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri]
[1912 - Sammy (Samuel Jackson) Snead, golf champion, born in Ashwood, Virginia]
[1933 - Federal Securities Act is signed into law]
[1937 - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrians]
Aging is a deadly process.
Patiently waits and never pauses.
Listens not, nor hears your prayer.
She comes to take you unaware.
William's Whimsical Words:
Lest you be too upset with the prospect of aging, consider the alternative.
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