Monday, August 8, 2016
[1866 - Matthew Alexander Henson, polar explorer, born in Charles County, Maryland]
[1879 - Emiliano Zapata, revolutionary leader, born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico]
[1884 - Sara Trevor Teasdale, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, born in St. Louis, Missouri]
[1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, journalist,
novelist, born in Washington, D.C.]
[1899 - Victor Young, composer, born in Chicago]
[1901 - Ernest O. Lawrence, Cyclotron inventor,
born in Canton, South Carolina]
[1907 - Bennett Lester 'Benny' Carter, jazz musician, composer, arranger, born in Harlem]
[1908 - Arthur J. Goldberg, UN Ambassador, Supreme Court justice, born in Chicago]
[1910 - Sylvia Sidney (Sophia Kosow), actress, born in The Bronx]
[1913 - John Facenda, announcer, sportscaster, NFL voice, born in Portsmouth, Virginia]
[1913 - Axel Stordahl, composer, director,
arranger, born in Staten Island]
[1919 - Agostino (Dino) De Laurentiis, film producer, born in Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy]
[1922 - Rory Calhoun (Francis Timothy McCown), actor, born in Los Angeles]
[1945 - President Harry S. Truman signs the UN Charter]
Home, Land, Security
Wife and Daughter argue loudly
Over what to wear with what.
We continue sleeping soundly.
This great noise disturbs us not.
Whispered words by a stranger
Anywhere about the home,
Send signal, mayhap of danger.
Awakened now, as by a shot.
William's Whimsical Words:
Of course, there is no completely secure place in this universe.
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