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Costa Rica flag    El Salvador flag    Guatemala flag   
Honduras flag    Nicaragua flag
[1821 - The colony of Guatemala declares its independence from Spain, giving rise to the present-day nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica]

President, Chief Justice William Howard Taft   27th President William H. Taft
[1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th President, Supreme Court Chief
Justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Humorist & Writer Robert Benchley
[1889 - Robert Benchley, humorist, author, born in Worcester, Massachusetts]

Mystery Writer Agatha Christie    Bust of Writer Agatha Christie    Mystery Writer Agatha Christie    Writer Agatha Christie
[1890 - Agatha (Marie Clarissa) Christie (Miller), writer, born in Torquay, Devon, England]

Country Music's Roy Acuff    King of Country Music Roy Acuff    Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Acuff    Country Music's Roy Acuff
[1903 - Roy Claxton Acuff, King of Country Music, Country Music Hall of Famer, born in Maynardville, Tennessee]

Actress Penny Singleton    Actress Penny Singleton
[1908 - Penny Singleton (Dorothy McNulty), actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Comedian Nipsey Russell    Comedian Nipsey Russell
[1924 - (Julius) Nipsey Russell, comedian, actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia]

Sax Player Cannonball Adderley    Sax Player Cannonball Adderley    Sax Player Cannonball Adderley    Sax Player Cannonball Adderley
[1928 - Julian Edwin 'Cannonball' Adderley, musician, teacher, born in Tampa, Florida]

Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann
[1929 - Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel physicist, born in New York City]

[1935 - The Nuremberg Laws are enacted in Nazi Germany]

Merlin Olsen    LA Ram Merlin Olsen    TV Star Merlin Olsen
[1940 - Merlin Jay Olsen, Pro Football Hall of Famer, sportscaster, actor, born in Logan, Utah]

Inchon landings
[1950 - U.N. forces make amphibious landings at Inchon, South Korea]

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
[1963 - Four Black children are killed by a KKK bomb at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church,
in Birmingham, Alabama, during Sunday services]

Endangered Species

It's true; it's true.
It's never been truer.
There are those who talk,
And then there's the Doer.

William's Whimsical Words:

It may only take one to get it done

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