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Today is Day 53 of 2024


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 believe 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 of the Republic.


American portrait painter Rembrandt Peale born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
He was known for his paintings of George Washington.

Poet James Russell Lowell born Cambridge, Massachusetts.

English General Robert Baden-Powell, co-founder of The Scout Association, born in London, England.

Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, art critic, novelist, cartoonist and amateur boxer 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 (The_Gashlycrumb_Tinies) born in Chicago, Illinois.

Poet Gerald Stern born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founder of the Nation of Gods and Earths, Clarence 13X born in Danville, Virginia.

Author, poet and playwright Ishmael Reed (Mumbo Jumbo) born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Film director Jonathan Demme (Something Wild) born in Baldwin, New York.

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.

The spectacular Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night.
Considered the standard for the truly awful in theater.

Artist and photographer Andy Warhol dies following gall bladder surgery in New York City.

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“The voice of the people is the will of God.” – Argentine Proverb


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