Monday, July 24, 2017
[1783 - Simon Bolivar (Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco), South American liberator, born in Caracas, Venezuela]
[1802 - Alexandre Dumas (La Pailleterie), playwright, novelist, born in Villes-Cotterets, France]
[1847 - Brigham Young and the Mormons arrive in the Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah]
[1898 - Amelia Earhart, aviator, born in Atchison, Kansas]
[1914 - Frank Silvera, actor, born in Kingston, Jamaica]
[1920 - Bella Abzug (Stavitsky), feminist, attorney, Congresswoman, born in New York City]
[1929 - Peter James Yates, TV and film director, producer, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England]
[1941 - Nazis execute the entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania]
[1944 - Majdanek is the first Holocaust concentration camp to be liberated by the Allies(by Russian troops)]
[1978 - Philip Andrew 'Andy' Irons, World Champion professional surfer, born in Oahu, Hawaii]
So smug in Their vision
of what you have missed,
what you can't see with blinded eyes.
So satisfied in Their expression
of what you did see but cannot say
as they have.
So confident in Their knowledge
that even as you Damn Them
you secretly wish to join Them.