1819 Walt Whitman, West Hills NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)
1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine
1861 Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)
1894 Fred Allen, Cambridge MA, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)
1898 Norman Vincent Peale Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
1930 Clint Eastwood, San Fransisco CA, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel CA)
I know what you're thinking. "Did six lilacs last in the dooryard bloom, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, with all these house calls to make and all these Christmas seals to sell up and down Allen's Alley, I kind of lost track myself. But being as I'm large and contain multitudes, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I think positively? Well, do ya, punk?