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Gaius Julius Caesar    General & Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar    Gaius Julius Caesar
[100 B.C. - Gaius Julius Caesar, general, writer, orator, emperor, born in Rome]

Lexington Militia Captain John Parker
[1729 - John Parker, Revolutionary War hero,
born in Lexington, Massachusetts]

Father Flanagan    Father Edward Joseph Flanagan founder of Boys Town
[1886 - Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, Catholic priest, founder of Boys Town,
born in Roscommon County, Ireland]

San Francisco Ferry Building
[1898 - The San Francisco Ferry Building opens at the foot of Market Street]

Radio Host Dave Garroway   Today Show Host Dave Garroway
[1913 - Dave (David Cunningham) Garroway, Radio & TV personality,
born in Schenectady, New York]

NFL QB & Politician Jack Kemp
[1935 - Jack Kemp, NFL quarterback, politician, born in Los Angeles]

1985 Live Aid DVD Cover    1985 Live Aid Philadelphia Concert at JFK Stadium
[1985 - The Live Aid worldwide rock concert, linked by satellite TV to over a billion viewers in 110 nations, raises $125 million in famine relief for Africa]

Get It Right, or . . .

A military commander once said, "If you can't be right, be arbitrary." He was correct. The worst thing a leader can do is look like a deer caught in the headlights. Even a bad decision is better than none at all, since it may move someone with a much better idea to object.

The Light Brigade Charges

William's Whimsical Words:

Getting the commander to listen to the better idea is, of course, another matter.

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