Tuesday, August 9, 2016
[480 BCE - Spartan King Leonidas & 300 comrades die at Thermopylae Pass]
"O stranger passing by, go tell the Lacedaemonians
that here, faithful to their bidding, we lie"
[1593 - Izaak Walton, fisherman, writer, born in Stafford, England]
[1902 - Zino (Rene) Francescatti, concert violinist, born in Marseilles, France]
[1918 - Robert Aldrich, director, born in Cranston, Rhode Island]
[1927 - Robert Archibald Shaw, actor, born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England]
[1931 - Gene 'Big Daddy' Lipscomb (Eugene Allen Lipscomb), pro football star, wrestler, born in Uniontown, Alabama]
[1934 - Merle Kilgore, Hall of Fame Songwriter, born in Chickasha, Oklahoma]
[1945 - US drops second atomic bomb on Japan at Nagasaki, Kyushu]
[1963 - Whitney Houston, Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, born in Newark, New Jersey]
[1969 - Sharon Tate, actress, is killed by Manson Clan]
[1974 - Richard Nixon resigns,
Gerald Ford becomes 38th president]
The most overrated thing on this planet is mediocre sex.
The most underrated thing on this planet is a really good bowel movement.
William's Whimsical Words:
Do not forget to flush.
to Almanack Main Page