Tuesday, September 30, 2008
[1861 - William Wrigley, Jr., chewing gum magnate, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1908 - David Fiodorovich Oistrakh, violin virtuoso, born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine)]
[1921 - Deborah Jane Kerr (Trimmer), actress, born in Helensburgh, Scotland]
[1924 - Truman (Streckfus) Capote (Persons), writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana]
[1932 - Johnny (John Joseph) Podres, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher, born in Witherbee, New York]
[1937 - Luxury car maker Duesenberg goes out of business]
[1954 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571), first nuclear-powered ship, is commissioned]
[1962 - Riots occur in Oxford, Mississippi, over desegregation of Ole Miss]
Little Polly Flinders
Little Private Flinders,
Went among Iraqi prisoners,
Thumbing her pretty little nose.
Inspector General came and caught her,
And court martialed his little daughter
For the Iraqis were wearing no clothes.
The Judges gave her three years.
For Lynndie shed you no tears.
Her crimes those pictures disclose.
Secretary Rumsfeld remains blameless.
The Generals and Colonels are still nameless,
And the Emperor too is wearing no clothes.
William's Whimsical Words:
How many years do you suppose Unca Donald will get for his malfeasance?
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