Once again, calling all musicians, music lovers, poets, painters and chatters.
Today is Robert Burns' birthday, and he was a great poet. Here's a poem of his set to music:
and, a great movie that my daughter and I watched on TCM.
I recall when I went to the museum in Washington, the first thing that I saw was the plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
Here is the trailer:
The death of the Lindberg baby is still disputed:
The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of well-known aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was one of the most highly publicized crimes of the 20th century. The 20-month-old toddler was abducted from his family home in East Amwell, New Jersey, on the evening of March 1, 1932. Over two months later, on May 12, 1932, his body was discovered a short distance from the Lindberghs' home in neighboring Hopewell Township A medical examination determined that the cause of death was a massive skull fracture.
After an investigation that lasted more than two years, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested and charged with the crime. In a trial that was held from January 2 to February 13, 1935, Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death. He was executed by electric chair at the New Jersey State Prison on April 3, 1936. Hauptmann proclaimed his innocence to the end