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Ben Franklin & Declaration of Independence    Benjamin Franklin portrait by Greuze    Benjamin Franklin's shocking behavior
[1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

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

Mack Sennett in 1910    King of Comedy Mack Sennett
[1880 - Mack Sennett (Michael Sinnott), director silent films, born near Montreal, Quebec]

Actor Noah Beery, Sr.    Actor Noah Beery, Sr.
[1882 - Noah Nicholas Beery, actor, born in Kansas City, Missouri]

Actress Marjorie Gateson
[1891 - Marjorie Gateson, actress, born in Brooklyn]

Gangster 'Scarface' Al Capone    Gangster 'Scarface' Al Capone    'Scarface' Al Capone with his Lawyer    Al Capone mug shot
[1899 - Al (Alphonse Gabriel) Capone, gangster, born in Brooklyn]

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

Singer Eartha Kitt    Singer Eartha Kitt    Singer Eartha Kitt
[1927 - Eartha Kitt (Eartha Mae Keith), singer, born near Columbia, South Carolina]

Hockey Great Jacques Plante    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    Comedian Andy Kaufman
[1949 - Andy (Andrew Geoffrey) Kaufman, comedian, actor, born in New York City]

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) underway in New York harbor
[1955 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) gets underway on nuclear power for the first time]

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

Colt Quarterback Johnny Unitas    Superbowl V ring    Colt Tight End 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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