Tuesday, July 17, 2012
[1763 - John Jacob Astor, fur trader, USA's first multi-millionaire, born in Waldorf, Germany]
[1859 - Luis Munoz-Rivera, politician, poet, journalist, born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.]
[1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner, trial lawyer, author of detective stories, born in Malden, Massachusetts]
[1898 - Berenice Abbott. documentary photographer, born in Springfield, Ohio]
[1899 - James Cagney, Academy Award-winning actor, born in New York City]
[1905 - William Gargan, actor, born in Brooklyn]
[1914 - Eleanor Steber, opera soprano, born in Wheeling, West Virginia]
[1917 - Lou Boudreau, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians shortstop, born in Harvey, Illinois]
[1936 - The Spanish Civil War begins]
[1944 - Explosion of a US Navy ammunition ship moored in Port Chicago, California, kills 322 people]
[1945 - The Potsdam Conference begins]
[1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers field the first Major League Baseball team with a majority of black players]
[1955 - Disneyland opens its gates]
Onward Christian Soldiers
(Sung as a hymn)
Onward Christian Soldiers!
Marching off to War.
With the Cross of Jesus,
Carried in the fore.
Christ as Your Field Marshal,
Leads against the foe.
Slaughter now the Heathens,
Everywhere you go.
William's Whimsical Words:
I just don't get it; in my copy of the New Testament, Jesus is about peace and love.
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