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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, February 9, 2010

President William Henry Harrison    Ninth President William Harrison
[1773 - William Henry Harrison, 9th President, born in Charles County, Virginia]

USS Constellation vs. l'Insurgente
[1799 - USS Constellation (Captain Truxtun commanding) captures French frigate l'Insurgente]

Writer George Ade
[1866 - George Ade, humorist, journalist,
playwright, born in Kentland, Indiana]

United States Weather Bureau original building
[1870 - United States Weather Bureau is authorized by Congress]

Poet Amy Lowell
[1874 - Amy Lowell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet,
born in Boston]

Actor Ronald Colman    Actor Ronald Colman
[1891 - Ronald (Charles) Colman, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Richmond, Surrey, England]

Actor Brian Donlevy
[1901 - (Waldo) Brian Donlevy, actor, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland]

Secretary of State Dean Rusk
[1909 - Dean Rusk, Secretary of State, born in Cherokee County, Georgia]

The Indianapolis Brickyard in 1911
[1909 - Brickyard Founded; Indianapolis Motor Speedway incorporated by Carl G. Fisher]

Hall of Fame Owner Bill Veeck    Hall of Fame Owner Bill Veeck's Placque
[1914 - Bill (William Louis) Veeck, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Chicago]

Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee
[1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee, actress, dancer, stripper, born
in Seattle, Washington]

Writer Brendan Behan    Brendan Behan - Irish playwright
[1923 - Brendan Behan, writer, dramatist, born in Dublin]

Senator Joseph McCarthy
[1950 - Senator Joseph McCarthy claims communists have infiltrated US State Department]

No Time hourglass sand running fast

clock time fast moving
Why is it that we never seem to have the time to do it right,
But we always have the time to do it over?

a grandfather clock hourglass sand pouring slowly

William's Whimsical Words:

No time like the present, and no present so great a gift as time.

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