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Poet T. S. Eliot   Nobel Prize-winning Poet T. S. Eliot    Poet T. S. Eliot
[1888 - T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, Nobel Prize-winning poet, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Actor George Raft    Tough Guy Actor George Raft
[1895 - George Raft (Ranft), actor, born in Hell's Kitchen, New York City]

Composer George Gershwin    Composer George Gershwin    Composer George Gershwin
[1898 - George Gershwin (Jacob Gershowitz), composer, born in Brooklyn]

Fitness and Health Guru Jack LaLanne    Fitness and Health Guru Jack LaLanne    Fitness and Health Guru Jack LaLanne
[1914 - Francois Henri 'Jack' LaLanne, fitness, exercise, nutritional guru, motivational speaker, born in San Francisco]

Actress Barbara Britton    Actress Barbara Britton
[1919 - Barbara Britton (Brantingham), actress, born in Long Beach, California]

Singer, Songwriter Marty Robbins    Singer, Songwriter Marty Robbins    Singer, Songwriter Marty Robbins
[1925 - Marty Robbins (Robertson), Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, born in Glendale, Arizona]

Singer Julie London    Actress Julie London
[1926 - Julie London (Peck), singer, actress, born in Santa Rosa, California]

Actor Patrick O'Neal    Actor Patrick O'Neal    Actor Patrick O'Neal    Actor Patrick O'Neal
[1927 - Patrick O'Neal, actor, born in Ocala, Florida]

Scene from West Side Story
[1957 - West Side Story opens in New York; it runs for 734 performances]

Fantasy Football

Suppose we had put the NFL in charge of New Orleans reconstruction instead of the government. All the trash and debris would have been picked up promptly, all the displaced people would have had a place to live in by now, every business that wanted to would be up and running, the food and drink would be overpriced (just as it was before), and the mayor would have his own Sky Box on condition he stay there and cause no further harm to the city.

The Super-Dome complex in New Orleans

William's Whimsical Words:

And we would have a giant dome over the entire City to keep out wind and water, should they come again

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