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Composer, John Philip Sousa
[1854 - John Philip Sousa, composer, conductor, born in Washington, DC]

President Abraham Lincoln - Brady portrait 16th President Abraham Lincoln
[1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th President]

Pianist & Statesman Jan Paderewski
[1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pianist, composer, politician, diplomat, born in Kurytowka, Ukraine]

Basketball Coach James A. Naismith
[1861 - James A. Naismith, sports innovator, born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada]

Bolsheviks in front of Winter Palace
[1917 - Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace]

Novelist James Jones
[1921 - James (Ramon) Jones, novelist, born in Robinson, Illinois]

Eniwetok H-bomb test
[1952 - USA explodes first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll]

Pat Tillman
[1976 - Pat Tillman, NFL safety, US Army Ranger, born in San Jose, California]

    Spontaneous Dissension

Half of the fun in life comes from breaking the rules; the other half results from assiduously following them.

William's Whimsical Words:

Wisdom is found in discerning which is which.

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