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Romantic Composer Hector Berlioz
[1803 - Hector Berlioz, composer, born in
La Cote-Saint-Andre, France]

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
[1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer, born in Dover, Delaware]

NYC Mayor Fiorello 'Little Flower' LaGuardia
[1882 - Fiorello LaGuardia, NYC mayor, born in the Bronx]

Actor Gilbert Roland    Actor Gilbert Roland
[1905 - Gilbert Roland (Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso), actor, born in Chihuahua, Mexico]

Producer, Director Carlo Ponti    Carlo Ponti with wife Sophia Loren
[1912 - Carlo Ponti, producer, director, born in Magenta, Italy]

Actress Betsy Blair    Actress Betsy Blair
[1923 - Betsy Blair (Elizabeth Winifred Boger), actress, therapist, born in Cliffside Park, Bergen County, New Jersey]

Blues Singer Big Mama Thornton   Singer Big Mama Thornton
[1926 - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton, blues singer, born in Montgomery, Alabama]

Patriot vs. Zealot


  What is the difference between a patriot and a zealot?


  A zealot believes that his country is never wrong. A patriot thinks that his country should always be right.

William's Whimsical Words:

The empirical measure of this difference is approximately 20 IQ points.

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