First President of the US, George Washington ("First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, . . ") born in Bridges Creek, Virginia. I always believed that Gilbert Stuart's unfinished portrait was indeed finished but misunderstood. It was a picture of the great general peaking his head above the celestial clouds.
Poet James Russell Lowell born Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Australian artist Norman Lindsay born in Creswick, Victoria, Australia.
Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay born in Rockland, Maryland.
Surrealist filmmaker/director Luis Buñuel born in Calanda, Spain.
Author/artist Edward Gorey born in Chicago.
Ishmael Reed, American author, poet, and playwright
Jonathan Demme, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Chanteuse and actress Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors)born in Brooklyn, New York.
Actress Drew Barrymore born in Culver City, California.
Miracle on Ice: The United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4 to 3 in the 1980 Winter Olympics in lake Placid, New York.
Andy Warhol, Artist and photographer (b. 1928)
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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