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Roger Williams    Roger Williams
[1635 - Roger Williams, religious dissident, is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony]

Yale campus
[1701 - Connecticut colonial legislature charters Collegiate School, Yale precursor]

an early steam calliope    a circus steam calliope
[1855 - Joshua C. Stoddard is awarded a patent for the steam calliope]

Naval Institute crest
[1873 - The US Naval Institute is Founded]

Jacques Tati as Hulot    Statue of Jacques Tati as Mr. Hulot    Face of Jacques Tati    Director Jacques Tati
[1909 - Jacques Tati (Tatischeff), actor, comedian, Academy Award-winning director, born in Le Pecq, Yvelines, France]

Actor Edward Andrews    Actor Edward Andrews
[1914 - Edward Andrews, actor, born in Griffin, Georgia]

St. Paul's Cathedral - 1940
[1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral Dome is pierced by a Nazi bomb in the Battle of Britain]

John Lennon    Beatle John Lennon    Singer John Lennon    Composer John Lennon    Musician John Lennon
[1940 - John Winston Lennon, musician, singer, songwriter, Beatle, born in Liverpool, England]

Holocaust Hero Oskar Schindler
[1974 - Oskar Schindler, German businessman
who saved 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust,
dies at age 66]

We've Settled For Sixpence

Sing a song of deficits,
Pockets full of IOUs;
Four and twenty tax cuts
We knew it was a ruse.
When the pie was divided,
The rich began to sing.
There wasn't any left for us
We got hardly anything.

Uncle Sam handing out your money to the rich

George was in his White House,
Counting out his money;
Corporate Cronies in the parlor
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out their clothes.
She was just a black bird
And that is how it goes!


New faces in the White House,
But we haven't seen much change.
New rhetoric is most evident,
As the shells are rearranged.
Republicans or Democrats,
It doesn't seem to matter.
The poor, they go on suffering,
While rich fat cats get fatter.

William's Whimsical Words:

Some of us knew this before Katrina and the Wall Street bailouts; now we all know it.

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