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Poet & Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, born
in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire]

USS Constitution under sail
[1797 - Frigate USS Constitution is launched in Boston]

Portrayal of Admiral Nelson as he looked at Trafalgar    Vice Admiral Nelson - left epaulette showing fatal musket ball hole
[1805 - Battle of Trafalgar. British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeats
French and Spanish fleet]

Chemist Alfred Nobel
[1833 - Alfred Nobel, chemist, philanthropist,
born in Stockholm, Sweden]

Jazz Great Dizzy Gillespie bluesman playing trumpet
[1917 - Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, born
in Cheraw, South Carolina]

Guggenheim under construction
[1959 - Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City (Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)]

Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Pablo Neruda
[1971 - Poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize in Literature]

The Amish

Traditional Amish Family in a buggy

The Amish are a mighty strange people.
Their churches lack the usual steeple.
They Never go around in giant SUVs.
By horse and buggy, if you please.

Amish women, men, and children dress funny.
They seek not wealth nor accumulate money.
Without air conditioning, and with no TV,
No Internet connection for the kids to see.

If you invade their schools and cause great harm,
They seek not revenge, nor do they break your arm.
The Amish forgive you, and turn the other cheek.
They don't pursue you to make your future bleak.

Come on Amish, who you trying to kid?
You cannot live life like Jesus did.

Jesus, wine, and bread Jesus praying

William's Whimsical Words:

Imagine the chaos if an Amish was President.
How to make war or destroy the environment?

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