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Amistad mutiny
[1839 - A Mutiny on Amistad, a Cuban slave ship, is carried out by enslaved Africans]

Gettysburg - Little & Big Roundtops    Gettysburg dead
[1863 - The Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg]

Thurgood Marshall in his activist years    Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall
[1908 - Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Singer Ken Curtis    Actor Ken Curtis
[1916 - Ken Curtis (Curtis Wain Gates), singer, actor, born in Lamar, Colorado]

Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
[1923 - The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is Commissioned]

Actor Brock Peters    Actor Brock Peters
[1927 - Brock Peters (Fisher), actor, born in New York City]

Wendy's Founder Dave Thomas    Businessman Dave Thomas    Businessman Dave Thomas
[1932 - Dave Thomas, entrepreneur, Wendy's founder, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey]

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart
[1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in the Pacific]

Actor Ron Silver    Producer Ron Silver    Director Ron Silver
[1946 - Ron Silver, actor, director, producer, Born in New York City]

1964 Civil Rights Act signing ceremony
[1964 - President Lyndon Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act]

Nocturnal Animals

a lemur

Several reasons why william says 'tis better to sleep when it is daylight:

1. There is something deliciously defiant about snoozing while the majority of your fellow beings are toiling at their work, or otherwise engaged in their daily pursuits.

2. You will be well rested during the night when the doorbell and the telephone seldom ring.

3. Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.

4. It is easier to spot the approach of predators should you be awakened during daylight hours.

A dwarf lemur

William's Whimsical Words:

Solitude is the writer's most important tool.

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