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George Washington    Mount Vernon
[1799 - George Washington dies at Mount Vernon]

MoH Winner Jimmy Doolittle    Army Medal of Honor
[1896 - James Doolittle, U.S. Army Air Force Lt. General, born in Alameda, California]

Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith
[1897 - Margaret Chase Smith,
Senator, born in Skowhegan, Maine]

Musician & Comedian Spike Jones
[1911 - Spike (Lindley Armstrong) Jones, comedian,
band leader, born in Long Beach, California]

Actor Dan Dailey
[1913 - Dan (Daniel James) Dailey, singer,
dancer, actor, born in New York City]

Producer Don Hewitt
[1922 - Donald S. Hewitt, Emmy Award-winning producer,
director, born in New York City]

Silver Fox Charlie Rich
[1932 - Charlie Rich, Grammy Award-winning singer, born in Colt, Arkansas]

Actress Lee Remick
[1935 - Lee Remick, actress, born in Quincy, Massachusetts]

Owed to Horace

Latin Poet Horace

One frequently sees the phrase, "seize the day." It is a shame that we do not hear more of the poet Horace, who died in 8 B.C. The complete line from one of his Odes is:

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
[Seize the day, put little trust in the morrow!]

William's Whimsical Words:

And dwell not on yesterday.

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