Thursday, December 22, 2016
[1775 - Congress commissions the first naval officers, including Lieutenant John Paul Jones]
[1858 - Giacomo Puccini, opera composer, born in Lucca, Italy]
[1862 - Connie (Cornelius) Mack (McGillicudy), Sr., Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager, born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts]
[1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, Pulitzer prize-
winning poet, born in Head Tide, Alna, Maine]
[1907 - Dame Peggy (Edith Margaret Emily) Ashcroft, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Croydon, England]
[1917 - Gene Rayburn (Eugene Rubessa), actor, comedian, TV host, born in Christopher, Illinois]
[1922 - (Norma) Ruth Roman, actress, born in Lynn, Massachusetts]
[1949 - Maurice Ernest Gibb, singer, songwriter, Bee-Gee, born in Douglas, Isle of Man]
[1949 - Robin Hugh Gibb. singer, songwriter, Bee Gee and record producer, born in Douglas, Isle of Man]
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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