May 25

Amber pages

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, author of "The Last Days of Pompeii"

and also

Ralph Waldo Emerson, US poet, philosopher

born today in 1803; click here for more on Emerson

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, "The King of Tap Dancers", born today in 1878 - click here to hear Jerry Jeff Walker's tribute to him

Josip Broz (a.k.a. Marshall Tito), Yugoslavian leader, born today in 1892

Theodore Roethke, 
US poet, philosopher, born today in 1908

Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, born today in 1926

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