Wednesday, February 15, 2017
[1748 - Jeremy Bentham, philosopher, born in Spitalfields, London]
[1803 - John (Johann Augustus) Sutter, California pioneer, general, born in Kandern, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany]
[1809 - Cyrus H. McCormick, inventor, businessman, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia]
[1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, jeweler, born in Killingly, Connecticut]
[1820 - Susan B. Anthony, women's rights suffragette, born in Adams, Massachusetts]
[1882 - John Sidney Barrymore (Blyth), actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1898 - Battleship USS Maine blows up at anchor in Havana Harbor]
[1905 - Harold Arlen (Hyman Arluck Arlen), composer, songwriter, born in Buffalo, New York]
[1927 - Harvey Korman, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, born in Chicago]
[1929 - Graham Hill, Triple Crown champion auto racer, born in Hampstead, London]
[1988 - Richard P. Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965), dies at age 69]
Why Ask Me?
Who has not had the experience of, asked for an opinion on some subject and having given it, being met by a spirited or angry rejection? Under such circumstances one can only assume that the questioner really sought not an opinion, but confirmation of a belief already held.
William's Whimsical Words:
Being necessarily ignorant of what is in thy head, I can only tell thee what is in mine.
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