Friday, June 23, 2017
[1845 - A special session of the Texas Legislature
votes for annexation by the United States]
[1876 - Irvin S. (Shrewsbury) Cobb, humorist, journalist, born in Paducah Kentucky]
[1894 - Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, research scientist, born in Hoboken, New Jersey]
[1905 - Mary Livingstone (Sadye Marks), actress, born in Seattle, Washington]
[1910 - Jean (-Marie-Lucien-Pierre) Anouilh, playwright, born in Bordeaux, France]
[1910 - Edward P. Morgan, reporter, born in Walla Walla, Washington]
[1912 - Alan Mathison Turing, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, philosopher, born in London]
[1916 - Irene Worth (Harriet Elizabeth Abrams), Tony Award-winning actress, born in Fairbury, Nebraska]
[1927 - Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse, choreographer, director, dancer, born in Chicago, Illinois]
[1929 - (Valerie) June Carter Cash, singer, born in Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia]
[1940 - Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Hall of Famer, born in Clarksville, Tennessee]
[1973 - Dwight Eliott Stone is the last person to be drafted into the U.S. armed forces]
The Farmer Has a Dell
On the farmer with a Dell,
Obama cast his spell,
Hi-ho, Mitt did show,
He couldn't ring the bell.
The lesbian takes a wife,
She risks domestic strife,
Hi-ho, a scandal-o,
No gay should have a life.
The couple has a child,
Gay couple is reviled,
Hi-ho, no marriage-o,
Matrimony can't be defiled.
The child starts to nurse,
Now, what could be worse,
Hi-ho, the consequences-o,
The child must bear a curse.
The nurse takes the vow,
The household takes a bow,
Hi-ho, the outrage-o,
And society has a cow.
William's Whimsical Words:
What business is it of yours who someone else chooses to marry?
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