Sunday, July 10, 2016
[1856 - Nicola Tesla, scientist, inventor, born in Smiljan, Croatia]
[1834 - James (Abbott McNeill) Whistler, artist, born in Lowell, Massachusetts]
[1839 - Adolphus Busch, brewer, born in Kastel, Hesse, Germany]
[1871 - Marcel Proust, author, critic, essayist, born in Auteuil, France]
[1900 - Mitchell Parish (Michael Hyman Pashelinsky), songwriter, lyricist, born in Lithuania]
[1903 - John Wyndham (John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris), Sci-Fi author, born in Knowle, Warwickshire, England]
[1914 - Joe Shuster, comic book artist, Superman co-creator, born in Toronto, Canada]
[1915 - Saul Bellow, Nobel & Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, born in Lachine, Quebec]
[1917 - Don Herbert (Donald Jeffrey Herbert Kemske), science teacher, actor, born in Waconia, Minnesota]
[1920 - David Brinkley, news anchor, TV journalist, born in Wilmington, North Carolina]
[1921 - Eunice (Mary) Kennedy Shriver, founder Camp Shriver and Special Olympics, born in Brookline, Massachusetts]
[1923 - Jean Kerr (Collins), author, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania]
[1925 - Trial begins in Dayton, Tennessee, of John Scopes, a high school science teacher,
accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law]
[1925 - Dominick P. 'Don' Costa, producer, composer, arranger, guitarist, conductor, born in Boston]
[1943 - Arthur Ashe, Tennis Hall of Famer, born in Richmond, Virginia]
[1987 - French government agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, killing Fernando Pereira]
He was found with his brother under a bush
Ran up a tree and refused to come down.
The neighborhood rescue squad was called.
When they caught him they were all appalled.
Smelling of gasoline, with every rib showing,
This bedraggled kitten was hardly a prize.
Too frightened to purr when held or petted.
He hid in dark places showing only cat eyes.