Wednesday, June 7, 2017
[1848 - (Eugene Henri) Paul Gauguin, post-impressionist painter, born in Paris]
[1896 - Robert Mulliken, chemist, Nobel physicist,
born in Newburyport, Massachusetts]
[1905 - James J. (Walter) Braddock, Heavyweight Champion boxer, born in
Hell's Kitchen, New York City]
[1908 - Marion Martin (Suplee), actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1909 - Virginia Apgar, Pediatric physician, born in Westfield, New Jersey]
[1909 - Jessica Alice Tandy, Academy Award-winning actress, born in London]
[1917 - Gwendolyn Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, born in Topeka, Kansas]
[1917 - Dean Martin (Dino Paul Crocetti), singer, actor, comedian, born in Steubenville, Ohio]
[1924 - Dolores Gray (Stein), actress, born in Chicago]
[1941 - Whirlaway wins the Belmont Stakes and captures racing's triple crown]
[1942 - USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island]
When I Grow Up
What will little William be,
When reaches his maturity?
Kind Sir, it mayhap be absurd,
Grandpa Moses of the written word.
To give his career a needed boost,
Trains he to Master the mot juste.
Should you care about poorwilliam,
Than prithee The Force is with him.