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The Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt   The Breakers - Vanderbilt's Rhode Island mansion    The Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt
[1794 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, capitalist, born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York]

Womens Rights Activist Amelia Bloomer    Activist Amelia Bloomer
[1818 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, women's rights advocate, writer, editor, publisher, born
in Homer, New York]

Julia Ward Howe    Novelist Julia Ward Howe    Activist Julia Ward Howe    Poet Julia Ward Howe in old age
[1819 - Julia Ward Howe, abolitionist, activist, poet, author, born in New York City]

James Butler Hickok    Marshall Wild Bill Hickok    Scout Wild Bill Hickok
[1837 - Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok, U.S. Marshall, scout, gambler, marksman, born in Troy Grove, Illinois]

Dancer Isadora Duncan    Dancer Isadora Duncan    Isadora Duncan - dancing
[1878 - Isadora Duncan, dancer, born in San Francisco, California]

Author Dashiell Hammett   Author Dashiell Hammett
[1894 - (Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, author, born in St. Mary's County, Maryland]

[1905 - Battle of Tsushima Strait: Japanese defeat Russian fleet]

Scientist Rachel Carson    Scientist Rachel Carson    Science Writer Rachel Carson    Writer Rachel Carson
[1907 - Rachel Carson, scientist, writer, born near Springdale, Pennsylvania]

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey    Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
[1911 - Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President, Senator, born in Wallace, South Dakota]

Actor Vincent Price    Actor Vincent Price    Actor Vincent Price
[1911 - Vincent (Leonard) Price, actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Golf Pro Sammy Snead    Golf Champ Sammy Snead    Slammin' Sammy Snead
[1912 - Sammy (Samuel Jackson) Snead, golf champion, born in Ashwood, Virginia]

[1933 - Federal Securities Act is signed into law]

Golden Gate Bridge
[1937 - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrians]

Old Age

old man walking slow

Aging is a deadly process.
Patiently waits and never pauses.
Listens not, nor hears your prayer.
She comes to take you unaware.

grim reaper slashing

William's Whimsical Words:

Lest you be too upset with the prospect of aging, consider the alternative.

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