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Will Rogers November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Today marks the 71st anniversary of Will Roger’s tragic death.

From Wikipedia

An avid booster of aviation, Rogers undertook a ’round-the world’ flight with a fellow Oklahoman, world-renowed aviator Wiley Post, in the summer of 1935. Post’s plane, an experimental and top-heavy hybrid of Lockheed Explorer and Orion parts, crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska, on 15 August 1935, killing both men.

Most memorable quote

“I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!”

Some things never change.

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