|John Greenleaf Whittier, whose bow tie is wonderful|
As for today's birthday dudes & dudettes, I'll just note the English chemist, Humphry Davy, b. 17 Dec. 1778, and Victorian poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, b. this day in 1807. Considering recent happenings, here's an apt quote of his:
"For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'