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Philosopher and Economist Adam Smith    Philosopher and Economist Adam Smith
[1723 - Adam Smith, economist, philosopher, author, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland]

Mathematician John Couch Adams    Mathematician John Couch Adams
[1819 - John Couch Adams, mathematician, astronomer, born in Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall, England]

Actor William Boyd    Actor William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
[1895 - William Lawrence Boyd, actor, born near Cambridge, Ohio]

Author, Illustrator, Richard Scarry    One of Scarry's many childrens books       Author Richard Scarry    Richard Scarry's best book
[1919 - Richard McClure Scarry, children's author, illustrator, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

[1794 - Six Captains are the first officers appointed in the U.S. Navy]

Director Tony Richardson    Producer Tony Richardson    Director Tony Richardson
[1928 - (Cecil Antonio) Tony Richardson, Academy Award-winning director, producer, born in Shipley, Yorkshire, England]

Actor Robert Lansing    Actor Robert Lansing
[1929 - Robert Lansing (Brown), actor, born in San Diego]

Filmmaker Jasques Demy
[1931 - Jacques Demy, filmmaker, playwright, born in Pontchateau,
Pays-de-la-Loire, France]

Performer Spalding Gray    Actor Spalding Gray
[1941 - Spalding Gray, actor, monologuist, born in Barrington, Rhode Island]

[1967 - Six Day War between Israel and Egypt begins]

Pirsig #2

Ethical Philosopher Robert Pirsig

You wrote the First Book.
Most men would be Satisfied.
Then you wrote Lila.

William's Whimsical Words:

And it made all the difference.

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