Friday, June 3, 2011
[1808 - Jefferson Finis Davis, President Confederate States of America, born in Christian County, Kentucky]
[1878 - Barney Oldfield, Indy Speedway Hall of Fame driver, born in Wauseon, Ohio]
[1901 - Maurice Herbert Evans, actor, born in Dorchester, Dorset, England]
[1904 - Jan Peerce (Jacob Pincus Perelmuth), opera tenor, born in New York City]
[1906 - Josephine Baker, dancer, singer, club owner, born in St. Louis, Missouri]
[1910 - Paulette Goddard (Pauline Marion Levy), actress, born in Whitestone Landing, Long Island, New York]
[1917 - Leo Gorcey, film actor, born
in New York City]
[1918 - Lili St. Cyr (Marie Van Schaak), Burlesque Queen, actress, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota]
[1924 - Colleen Dewhurst, Tony & Emmy Award-winning actress, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
[1925 - Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz), actor, born in the Bronx]
[1926 - Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, born in Newark, New Jersey]
[1932 - Dakota Staton (Aliyah Rabia), jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
[1942 - Curtis Lee Mayfield, singer, songwriter, record producer, born in Chicago]
Zebras look a lot like horses,
Drafted into the armed forces.
Wearing uniforms with lots of stripes.
They eat their chow and air their gripes.
Now zebras don't look for a fight,
While Nations have to prove their Might.
So the former graze and eat some grass,
While the latter kick each others ass.
William's Whimsical Words:
When they trot into the battle,
All herded together just like cattle.
So much cannon fodder set in motion,
By leaders who sit across the ocean.
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