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Alexis de Tocqueville    Statesman Alexis de Tocqueville
[1805 - Alexis de Tocqueville, statesman & writer (Democracy in America) born in Paris]

Ryo-sen-ji Temple in Shimoda, Japan, where the Treaty was signed
[1858 - United States and Japan sign a commerce treaty]

Author Booth Tarkington    Writer Booth Tarkington    Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Booth Tarkington
[1869 - (Newton) Booth Tarkington, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, born in Indianapolis, Indiana]

Actress Theda Bara    Actress Theda Bara    Actress Theda Bara
[1885 - Theda Bara (Theodosia Burr Goodman), actress, born in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Composer Sigmund Romberg    Composer Sigmund Romberg
[1887 - Sigmund Romberg, operetta composer, born in Nagykanizsa (Szeged), Hungary]

Actor William Powell    Actor William Powell    Actor William Powell as the Thin Man    Actor William Powell
[1892 - William (Horatio) Powell, actor, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

Actress Clara Bow    It Girl Clara Bow    It Girl Clara Bow    Actress Clara Bow
[1905 - Clara (Gordon) Bow, actress, born in Brooklyn]

Attorney Melvin Belli    Attorney Melvin Belli       Tort King Melvin Belli
[1907 - Melvin Mouron Belli, attorney, born in Sonora, California]

Actor Stephen McNally    Actor Stephen McNally    Actor Stephen McNally    Actor Stephen McNally
[1913 - Stephen (Horace) McNally, actor, born in New York City]

Actor Richard Egan    Actor Richard Egan4    Actor Richard Egan
[1921 - Richard Egan, actor, born in San Francisco]

Champion Bowler Don Carter    Champion Bowler Don Carter    Champion Bowler Don Carter
[1926 - Don James Carter, bowling champion (4 time U.S. Open winner), born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Journalist Peter Jennings   Journalist Peter Jennings   Peter Jennings at play   Anchor Peter Jennings
[1938 - Peter Jennings, journalist, news anchor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada]

NASA logo
[1958 - NASA is established]

Riding the Airwaves

As you travel across this great land of ours you can tell where you are by the character of the radio stations that come up on your dial. In Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana you will listen to "The Moose" or "The Mountain." If you make it to California, you will find yourself in "The Zone."

a loose moose    a mountain    three zebras who are in the zone

William's Whimsical Words:

It's all good.

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