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Franklin bifocals Thursday, January 17, 2008

Benjamin Franklin portrait by Greuze
[1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

San Francisco cable car
[1871 - Andrew Smith Hallidie patents first cable car (in San Francisco)]

King of Comedy Mack Sennett
[1884 - Mack Sennett (Mikall Sinnott), director silent films, born near Montreal, Quebec]

Gangster Scarface Al Capone
[1899 - Al (Alphonse Gabriel) Capone, gangster, born in Brooklyn]

Ballerina Moira Shearer
[1926 - Moira Shearer, ballerina, actress, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland]

Hockey Great Jacques Plante
[1929 - Jacques Plante, NHL Hall of Fame goalie, born in Mauricie, Quebec]

Ventriloquist Shari Lewis
[1933 - Shari Lewis (Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz), ventriloquist, puppeteer, born in New York City]

Volkswagen Beetle production line
[1949 - First Volkswagen Beetle arrives in US from Germany]

Actor Andy Kaufman
[1949 - Andy (Andrew Geoffrey) Kaufman, actor, born in New York City]

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) underway in New York harbor
[1955 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) underway on nuclear power]

[1961 - President Eisenhower warns of "military-industrial complex" in his farewell address - we hear you now, Ike]

Johnny Unitas Superbowl V ring John Mackey
[1971 - Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13]

Good Call

What happens is not your call; what you do about it always is.

William's Whimsical Words:

So is what you don't do.

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