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Arctic Explorer Sir William Edward Parry
[1790 - Sir William Edward Parry, explorer, born in Bath, England]

Baseball Hall of Famer Ford Frick    Ford Frick HoF plaque
[1894 - Ford Frick, sportswriter, Commissioner of Baseball, born in Wawaka, Indiana]

Actor Sir Ralph Richardson
[1902 - Sir Ralph Richardson, actor, born in
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England]

Williamsburg Bridge
[1903 - Williamsburg Bridge spanning the East River opens to traffic]

Edith Piaf, The Little Sparrow
[1915 - Edith Piaf (Edith Giovanna Gassion), singer, born in Belleville, Paris]

Producer, TV Host David Susskind
[1920 - David Susskind, Emmy Award-
winning producer, born in New York City]

HoF Quarterback Bobby Layne
[1926 - Bobby Layne, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback,
born in Santa Anna, Texas]

[1929 - Howard Sackler, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, born in New York City]

HoF Defensive End Reggie White
[1961 - Reggie White, Eagles & Packers Hall of Fame DE, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee]

The Little Sparrow

a sparrow

She sang of no regrets, and paid for her love with tears.
When her voice was stilled she left a legacy without debt.

Edith Piaf     Edith Piaf at microphone

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