Friday, November 28, 2008
[1520 - Magellan enters "Sea of the South" on first westward Pacific Ocean crossing]
[1628 - John Bunyan, author, born in Bedford, England]
[1757 - William Blake, poet, born in Golden Square, London]
[1866 - Henry Bacon, architect, born in Watseka, Illinois]
[1895 - Six horseless carriages leave Chicago for first auto race (54 miles to Evanston, Illinois and back): inventor J. Frank Duryea wins in No. 5]
[1907 - Charles Alston, artist, born in Charlotte, North Carolina]
[1923 - Gloria Grahame (Hallward), Academy Award-winning actress, born in Los Angeles, California]
[1929 - Berry Gordy, Jr., Motown Records founder, born in Detroit, Michigan]
[1933 - Hope Lange, Emmy-winning actress, born in Redding Ridge, Connecticut]
[1949 - Alexander Godunov (Boris Alexandrovich Godunov), ballet dancer, actor, born in Sakhalin Island, Soviet Union]
(A Father's Advice to his Sons)
You must go out amongst them.
Only in the world of men may you find
Answers to questions you ask yourself.
Look each one in the eye, without malice.
Deal honestly with all, yet be slow to trust.
Despise no man; you know not who has a vital clue.
Impose not your will, nor allow others subject you.
Many will come to you as you to them.
These call friends, enjoy their company.
Some come at night to harm your kin or you.
Then your arm be strong, your aim be true.
William's Whimsical Words:
'Tis a dangerous world, but the only one around.
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