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Historian & Poet Thomas Babington Macaulay
[1800 - Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet,
historian, born in Leicestershire, England]

USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian
[1812 - Frigate USS United States captures HMS Macedonian]

Composer Johann Strauss, Jr.    Composer Johann Strauss, Jr.    Composer Johann Strauss, Jr.
[1825 - Johann Strauss, Jr., composer, born in St. Ulrich near Vienna, Austria]

Young Composer Georges Bizet    Opera Carmen Composer Georges Bizet
[1838 - Georges Bizet, composer, born in Paris]

Charge of the Light Brigade
[1854 - Lord Cardigan leads the charge of the Light Brigade in the Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War]

Artist Pablo Picasso    Artist Pablo Picasso    Artist Pablo Picasso    Artist Pablo Picasso
[1881 - Pablo Picasso, artist, born in Malaga, Spain]

Actor Leo G. Carroll    Actor Leo G. Carroll
[1886 - Leo G. Carroll, actor, born in Weedon, Buckinghamshire, UK]

Explorer Richard E Byrd    Admiral Richard E Byrd    Admiral Richard E Byrd, explorer    Richard E Byrd
[1888 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd, polar explorer, born in Winchester, Virginia]

Minnie Pearl    Comedienne Minnie Pearl    Comedienne Minnie Pearl
[1912 - Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon), Country Music Hall of Fame comedienne, born in Centerville, Tennessee]

Actor Tony Franciosa    Actor Tony Franciosa    Actor Tony Franciosa    Actor Tony Franciosa  Actor Tony Franciosa
[1928 - Tony Franciosa (Anthony George Papaleo), actor, born in New York City]

John Matuszak    John 'Tooz' Matuszak    John 'Tooz' Matuszak
[1950 - John Daniel Matuszak, college and Pro football defensive end, born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin]

Nobel Laureate John Ssteinbeck
[1962 - John Steinbeck wins Nobel Prize
in literature]

The Aging Process

Past baggage falls off.
Far horizon draws closer.
Now burns so brightly.

William's Whimsical Words:

You will get there presently.

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