Friday, May 25, 2007

"History is more or less bunk." Henry Ford, this day, 1916

Today is Friday, 25 May 2007.

In 1803, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and friend of Thoreau, was born.

In 1878, Bill "Bojangles", the quintessential American tap dancer, was born.

In 1926, hottest jazzist Miles Davis was born.

In 1934, Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, died.

In 1935, to the discomfort of A. Hitler, African American Jesse Owens set five world records in athletic events, in a single hour. He'd make even more of a monkey of the Fuehrer the following year, at the Olympics.


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