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Capitalist John Jacob Astor    Fur Tycoon John Jacob Astor
[1763 - John Jacob Astor, fur trader, USA's first multi-millionaire, born in Waldorf, Germany]

Writer Luis Munoz-Rivera    Patriot Luis Munoz-Rivera's statue in his park
[1859 - Luis Munoz-Rivera, politician, poet, journalist, born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.]

Author Erle Stanley Gardner    Author Erle Stanley Gardner    Author Erle Stanley Gardner    Author Erle Stanley Gardner
[1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner, trial lawyer, author of detective stories, born in Malden, Massachusetts]

Photographer Berenice Abbott    Photographer Berenice Abbott
[1898 - Berenice Abbott. documentary photographer, born in Springfield, Ohio]

Actor James Cagney    Actor James Cagney    Actor James Cagney    Actor James Cagney
[1899 - James Cagney, Academy Award-winning actor, born in New York City]

Actor William Gargan    Actor William Gargan
[1905 - William Gargan, actor, born in Brooklyn]

Opera Soprano Eleanor Steber    Opera Soprano Eleanor Steber       Soprano Eleanor Steber    Soprano Eleanor Steber
[1914 - Eleanor Steber, opera soprano, born in Wheeling, West Virginia]

Comedienne Phyllis Diller    Comedienne Phyllis Diller    Comedienne Phyllis Diller
[1917 - Phyllis (Ada) Diller (Driver), comedienne, born in Lima, Ohio]

Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau    Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau    Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau
[1917 - Lou Boudreau, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians shortstop, born in Harvey, Illinois]

Spanish Civil War Scene
[1936 - The Spanish Civil War begins]

Port Chicago pier devastation after explosion
[1944 - Explosion of a US Navy ammunition ship moored in Port Chicago, California, kills 322 people]

Potsdam Conference Day 1 - Big Three of Churchill, Truman and Stalin
[1945 - The Potsdam Conference begins]

[1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers field the first Major League Baseball team with a majority of black players]

Disneyland opening day
[1955 - Disneyland opens its gates]

Onward Christian Soldiers
(Sung as a hymn)

sword of the spirit armor of god man

Onward Christian Soldiers!
Marching off to War.
With the Cross of Jesus,
Carried in the fore.

armor of god man Christian Soldier deflects flaming missile

Christ as Your Field Marshal,
Leads against the foe.
Slaughter now the Heathens,
Everywhere you go.

breastplate of righteousness armor of god man

William's Whimsical Words:

Jesus praying on knees

I just don't get it; in my copy of the New Testament, Jesus is about peace and love.

Jesus kneeling and praying

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