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Industrialist Harvey Firestone
[1868 - Harvey Firestone, industrialist, born in Columbiana, Ohio]

Baseball Innovator Branch Rickey Branch Rickey Baseball Hall of Fame plaque
[1881 - (Wesley) Branch Rickey, baseball Hall of Famer, born in Portsmouth, Ohio]

Philosopher Susanne Langer
[1895 - Susanne Langer, philosopher, author, born in New York City]

Actress Irene Dunne
[1898 - Irene (Marie) Dunne, actress, born in Louisville, Kentucky]

Philosopher Sidney Hook
[1902 - Sidney Hook, philosopher, writer, born in Brooklyn]

Director George Roy Hill
[1921 - George Roy Hill, Oscar-winning director, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Caricaturist David Levine   Caricaturist David Levine
[1926 - David Levine, caricaturist, born in Brooklyn]

Bastogne - US forces occupy town

Bastogne - Sherman tank
[1944 - Battle of the Bulge (Bastogne) begins, Nazis surround 101st Airborne]

Bastogne - foxhole remnants

Writer John Steinbeck Steinbeck - his Grapes of Wrath
[1968 - John Steinbeck, author (Nobel 1962), dies in New York at age 66]


eagle flying

It is said that eagles do not flock.
They must be found one at a time.

bald eagle circling bald eagle perched in snow

101st Airbprne patch 101st Airborne medal

eagle with talons extended

William's Whimsical Words:

Lonely, are the brave.

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