Thursday, June 29, 2017
[1852 - Statesman Henry Clay,"the Great Compromiser," dies]
I implore, as the best blessing which Heaven can bestow upon me upon earth, that if the direful and sad event of the dissolution of the Union shall happen,
I may not survive to behold the sad and heart-rending spectacle.
Closing Prayer of Henry Clay,
Speech before the U.S. Senate on the Compromise Resolutions, of February 6, 1850
Life and Speeches of Henry Clay, Vol. II, page 664.
[1858 - George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, born in Brooklyn]
[1858 - George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, is born in Brooklyn, New York]
[1861 - William James Mayo, physician, surgeon, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, born in Le Sueur, Minnesota]
[1901 - Nelson Ackerman Eddy, actor, singer, born in Providence, Rhode Island]
[1910 - Frank Loesser, Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist, songwriter, born in New York City]
[1912 - John Willard Toland, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin]
[1919 - Slim Pickens (Louis Burton Lindley, Jr.), rodeo cowboy, actor, born in Kingsburg, California]
[1936 - Harmon (Clayton) Killebrew, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Payette, Idaho]
[1950 - President Truman authorizes a sea blockade of the North Korean coast]
Corporate Pigs At The Public Trough
This little corporate pig went to Iraq.
This little corporate pig stayed home.
This little pig supplied roast beef.
This little pig made a gun.
This little pig cried "Me, me, me!"
All the way to the Federal Treasury.
William's Whimsical Words:
Three guesses who feeds those pigs and cleans up after them.
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