Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings
John Gillespie Magee Jr.
June 9, 1922: An aviator and a poet, John Gillespie Magee Jr. was born to missionaries in Shanghai, 91 years ago today. His poem, High Flight, is still memorized by cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy today.