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Essayist Thomas Paine    Thomas Paine's Common Sense
[1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, his first American Crisis essay]

Explorer William Parry    Arctic Explorer Sir William Edward Parry
[1790 - Sir William Edward Parry, Arctic explorer, born in Bath, England]

Actress Minnie Fiske    Stage Actress Minnie Fiske    Stage Actress Minnie Fiske    Actress Minnie Fiske
[1865 - Minnie Maddern Fiske (Marie Augusta Davey), stage actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana]

Baseball Hall of Famer Ford Frick    Ford Frick Commissioner of Baseball    Ford Frick Hall of Fame plaque
[1894 - Ford Frick, sportswriter, Commissioner of Baseball, born in Wawaka, Indiana]

Actor Sir Ralph Richardson    Actor Sir Ralph Richardson
[1902 - Sir Ralph Richardson, actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England]

Williamsburg Bridge
[1903 - Williamsburg Bridge spanning the East River opens to traffic]

Edith Piaf, The Little Sparrow    Edith Piaf, The Little Sparrow
[1915 - Edith Piaf (Edith Giovanna Gassion), singer, born in Belleville, Paris]

TV Host David Susskind    TV Host David Susskind    Producer David Susskind
[1920 - David Susskind, TV Host, Emmy Award-winning producer, born in New York City]

Lion Quarterback Bobby Layne    Quarterback Bobby Layne    Hall of Fame Quarterback Bobby Layne
[1926 - Robert Lawrence 'Bobby' Layne, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, born in Santa Anna, Texas]

[1929 - Howard Oliver Sackler, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, born in New York City]

Singer, Songwriter Phil Ochs    Singer, Songwriter Phil Ochs    Singer, Songwriter Phil Ochs    Singer, Songwriter Phil Ochs
[1940 - Phil Ochs, topical singer, topical songwriter, born in El Paso, Texas]

Defensive End Reggie White    Hall of Fame Defensive End Reggie White    Hall of Fame Defensive End Reggie White
[1961 - Reggie White, Eagles & Packers Hall of Fame Defensive End, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee]

The Little Sparrow

a sparrow

She sang of no regrets, and paid for her love with tears.
When her voice was stilled she left a legacy without debt.

Edith Piaf, The Little Sparrow    Edith Piaf    Edith Piaf at microphone

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