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Composer Giuseppe Verdi
[1813 - Giuseppe Verdi, composer, born
in Le Roncole, Duchy of Parma, Italy]

US Naval Academy Bancroft Hall
[1845 - Naval School, later U.S. Naval Academy, opens in Annapolis, Maryland]

Young Actress Helen Hayes    Tony, Emmy, Academy Award-winning Actress Helen Hayes
[1900 - Helen Hayes (Brown), First Lady of the American Theater, born in Washington, DC]

Songwriter, Musician Johnny Green
[1908 - Johnny Green, songwriter, composer,
arranger, conductor born in New York City]

Musician Ivory Joe Hunter    Musician Ivory Joe Hunter
[1914 - Ivory Joe Hunter, singer, Songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas]

Thelonious (Sphere) Monk    Jazz Great Thelonious Monk
[1917 - Thelonious (Sphere) Monk, composer, jazz musician, born in Rocky Mount,
North Carolina]

Author James Clavell
[1924 - Charles Edmund Dumaresq 'James' Clavell,
author, director, born in Sydney, Australia]

Actor Richard Jaeckel
[1926 - Richard (Hanley) Jaeckel,
actor, born in Long Island]

Playwright Harold Pinter    Playwright Harold Pinter
[1930 - Harold Pinter, playwright, actor, director, poet, born in East London]

Auschwitz gas chamber
[1944 - Eight hundred Gypsy children are gassed to death by Nazis at Auschwitz]

The Messenger

He who brings me news that's bad,
May see me scowl or look so sad.
Yet, the one I truly fear,
Is he who says what I would hear.

dog whispers in the ear of a confidant

William's Whimsical Words:

Some leaders surround themselves with sycophants.

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