April 25, 2013

Birthdays - April 25

Some very important people born today.

Edward R. Murrow was born today in 1908:

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.  We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends on evidence and due process of law.  We will not walk in fear, one of another.  We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine.
Al Pacino was born today in 1940:

No mistakes in the tango. Not like life. It's simple. That's what makes the tango so great. If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, just tango on.
There are, of course, some other important people born today:
  • Renee Zellweger (1969)
  • Talia Shire (1946)
  • Wolfgang Pauli (1900)
  • Oliver Cromwell (1599)
And so on.  But however important each of those people are (and they are) the day has to belong to Ella Fitzgerald, born today in 1917. Give a listen:

There are no words to describe how good that is.

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