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Today in History

As some of you know, part of my morning routine is to visit the almanac page on Ref Desk (link above) just to see what historical things happened on this day – births, deaths, inventions, battles…

I found some of today’s entries to be interesting, if not ironic…


1907 John “Duke” Wayne [Marion Michael Morrison] Winterset IA, actor (True Grit)

1919 Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)

1923 James Arness Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)

Such are actors from my childhood.  Happy Birthday Duke, Jay and Jim!

john wayne

jay silverheels james arness

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “Today in History

  1. All good ones, and sadly there aren’t any of that quality around today…

    Posted by Old NFO | May 26, 2013, 9:26 am
  2. I live 25 miles from John Waynes birthplace. They have a cool museum with some of the guns he used.

    Posted by Robert Fowler | May 26, 2013, 12:10 pm
  3. So today is Western day … cool. And what Old NFO said, too.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 26, 2013, 12:38 pm

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