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John Paul Jones in US Navy Uniform    John Paul Jones in US Navy Uniform
[1775 - Congress commissions the first naval officers, including Lieutenant John Paul Jones]

Composer Giacomo Puccini    Composer Giacomo Puccini in 1908    Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini
[1858 - Giacomo Puccini, opera composer, born in Lucca, Italy]

Hall of Famer Connie Mack    Baseball Hall of Famer Connie Mack    Connie Mack Hall of Fame Plaque    Baseball Hall of Famer Connie Mack in dugout
[1862 - Connie (Cornelius) Mack (McGillicudy), Sr., Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager, born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts]

Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edwin Arlington Robinson
[1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, Pulitzer prize-
winning poet, born in Head Tide, Alna, Maine]

Actress Peggy Ashcroft    Academy Award-winning Actress Peggy Ashcroft    Award-winning Actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft    Actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft
[1907 - Dame Peggy (Edith Margaret Emily) Ashcroft, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Croydon, England]

Actor Gene Rayburn    TV Host Gene Rayburn
[1917 - Gene Rayburn (Eugene Rubessa), actor, comedian, TV host, born in Christopher, Illinois]

Actress Ruth Roman    Actress Ruth Roman    Actress Ruth Roman    Actress Ruth Roman
[1922 - (Norma) Ruth Roman, actress, born in Lynn, Massachusetts]

Singer, Songwriter Maurice Gibb    Bee-Gee Maurice Gibb
[1949 - Maurice Ernest Gibb, singer, songwriter, Bee-Gee, born in Douglas, Isle of Man]

Birthday Wishes

Birthdays pleasant times should be.
I can not recall a sad one,
When You are My age, you see,
It's nice just to have had one.

William's Whimsical Words:

Growing older is better than the alternative.

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