Saturday, October 3, 2009
[1844 - Sir Patrick Manson, tropical medicine physician,
born in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland]
[1899 - Gertrude Berg (Tilly Edelstein), actress, born in Harlem]
[1900 - Thomas Wolfe, author, born in Asheville, North Carolina]
[1908 - Johnny Burke, Academy Award-winning composer, lyricist, born in Antioch, California]
[1916 - James Herriot (James Alfred Wight), veterinarian, author, born in Sunderland, County Durham, England]
[1921 - USS Olympia sails for France to bring home Unknown Soldier from World War I]
[1924 - Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist, Mad Magazine creator, born in Brooklyn]
[1928 - Erik Bruhn, ballet dancer, choreographer,
born in Copenhagen, Denmark]
[1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, born in Dallas, Texas]
[1990 - Unity Day, East and West Germany reunite after 45 years]
One misty, moisty morning,
When cloudy was the weather,
I chanced to see an acid rain
Falling on the heather.
Climate weirder by the day,
Went to EPA to complain,
How dare you? They say,
And how dare you?
We're under orders to abstain.
William's Whimsical Words:
The acid rain must have fallen on the White House rose garden because they actually did something about it. The Congress, however, remains impotent.
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