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Samuel Coleridge    Poet & Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, born in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire]

USS Constitution under sail
[1797 - Frigate USS Constitution is launched in Boston]

Portrayal of Admiral Nelson as he looked at Trafalgar    Vice Admiral Nelson - left epaulette showing fatal musket ball hole    Battle of Trafalgar
[1805 - Battle of Trafalgar: The British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet]

Chemist Alfred Nobel    Industrialist Alfred Nobel
[1833 - Alfred Nobel, chemist, philanthropist, born in Stockholm, Sweden]

Conductor Sir Georg Solti    Conductor Sir Georg Solti
[1912 - Sir Georg Solti, orchestra conductor, music director, born in Budapest, Hungary]

Dizzy Gillespie bluesman playing trumpet    Jazz Great Dizzy Gillespie    Dizzy Gillespie
[1917 - Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, innovator, born in Cheraw, South Carolina]

Composer Malcolm Arnold    Composer Malcolm Arnold    Composer Malcolm Arnold
[1921 - Sir Malcolm Arnold, composer, born in Northampton, England]

Guggenheim under construction    Guggenheim Museum in New York City
[1959 - The Guggenheim Museum, (Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), opens in New York City]

Poet Pablo Neruda
[1971 - Poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize in Literature]

The Amish

The Amish are a mighty strange people.
Their churches lack the usual steeple.
They never go around in giant SUVs.
By horse and buggy, if you please.

Amish women, men, and children dress funny.
They seek not wealth nor accumulate money.
Without air conditioning, and with no TV,
No Internet connection for the kids to see.

If you invade their schools and cause great harm,
They seek not revenge, nor do they break your arm.
The Amish forgive you, and turn the other cheek.
They don't pursue you to make your future bleak.

Come on Amish, who you trying to kid?
You cannot live life like Jesus did.

Jesus, wine, and bread Jesus praying

William's Whimsical Words:

Imagine the chaos if an Amish was President.
How to make war or destroy the environment?

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