Thursday, August 4, 2016
[1790 - The U.S. Coast Guard is created]
[1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, lyric poet, born at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, England]
[1884 - Isoroku Yamamoto, Fleet Admiral, born in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan]
[1901 - (Daniel) Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana]
[1909 - Glenn Cunningham, Track & Field Hall of Famer, born in Elkhart, Kansas]
[1912 - Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat, humanitarian, angel, born in Stockholm, Sweden]
[1921 - Maurice 'Rocket' Richard, Hockey Hall of Famer, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada]
[1931 - Paul Avrich, professor, historian, born in New York City]
[1957 - Juan Manuel Fangio wins his last auto race, captures world Formula I driving championship for fifth consecutive year]
[1964 - USS Turner Joy and USS Maddox report a second attack by North Vietnamese PT boats in The Tonkin Gulf]
Hasten not now to ascribe
Virtue to self while still alive.
Seek no praise, honest nor faint.
When you pass on you'll be a saint.
William's Whimsical Words:
Faint praise is surely damning.
So are effusiveness and fawning.
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