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Composer George Handel    A Messiah performance in a cathedral (not first)
[1743 - The First London performance of Handel's Messiah]

Hornet vs. Penguin
[1815 - USS Hornet takes HMS Penguin in a sea battle]

Cooking Author Fannie Farmer   Fannie Farmer's famous cookbook
[1857 - Fannie Merritt Farmer, culinary expert, born in Boston]

Psychiatrist Erich Fromm    Author Erich Fromm
[1900 - Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst, author, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany]

Actress Joan Crawford    Actress Joan Crawford    Actress Joan Crawford
[1904 - Joan Crawford (Lucille Fay LeSueur), Academy Award-winning actress, born in San Antonio, Texas]

Director Akira Kurosawa
Director Akira Kurosawa    Director Akira Kurosawa's classic Rashomon
[1910 - Akira Kurosawa, film director, born in Omori, Tokyo, Japan]

Actor Jeff York    Actor Jeff York
[1912 - Jeff York (Granville Owen Schofield), actor, born in Los Angeles]

Scientist Wernher von Braun    Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
[1912 - Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist, born in Wirsitz, Germany]

Tackle Arnie Weinmeister    Hall of Famer Arnie Weinmeister
[1923 - Arnie Weinmeister, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle, born in Saskatchewan, Canada]

Intelligence Test

laughing man

The most reliable indicator of intelligence is a sense of humor.

laughing woman

WARNING: Prolonged or uncontrolled laughter may have serious side-effects. Among these are: Shortness of breath, tearing of the eyes, flushed face, wheezing, and muscle spasm. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue laughing at the earliest opportunity, go to the nearest television set, turn on any cable news channel, and call me in the morning.

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William's Whimsical Words:

Laughter is also known to be quite contagious.

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