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Cartoonist Matt Groening is born

Groening was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of a teacher and filmmaker. He attended The Evergreen State College, a liberal arts school which he described as a "hippie college", and served as the editor for the campus newspaper for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons. Groening is most famous as the creator of "Life in Hell", "The Simpsons" and "Futurama".

"We Can Do It!" is produced by J. Howard Miller

We Can Do It! is an American World War II wartime poster produced by J. Howard Miller for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. The poster was very little seen during World War II. It was rediscovered in the early 1980s and widely reproduced in many forms, often called "We Can Do It!" but also called "Rosie the Riveter" after the iconic figure of a strong female war production worker.

Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" premieres in New York City

The Little Foxes is a play by Lillian Hellman, considered a classic of 20th-century drama. Its title comes from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the Song of Solomon in the King James version of the Bible, which reads, "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes." Set in a small town in Alabama in 1900, it focuses on the struggle for control of a family business.

Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna

The Blue Danube is a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II. Originally performed at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein - Vienna Men's Choral Association, it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was considered only a mild success.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1954

Matt Groening

died 1984

Ethel Merman