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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, February 16, 2008

Publisher Benjamin Franklin A Franklin Press
[1741 - Benjamin Franklin publishes The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle]

Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, USN Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia by Edward Moran
[1804 - Lt. Stephen Decatur burns captured US frigate Philadelphia at Tripoli Harbor]

Gallaudet University - College Hall
[1857 - National Deaf Mute College incorporated in Washington, D.C.
(Now Gallaudet University)]

Father of Documentary Film Robert Joseph Flaherty
[1884 - Robert Joseph Flaherty, film producer, born in Iron Mountain, Michigan]

Actor Chester Morris
[1901 - (John) Chester Morris, actor, born in New York City]

Charlie McCarthy with Edgar Bergen
[1903 - Edgar Bergen (Bergren), actor, ventriloquist, born in Decatur, Michigan]

Singer Sonny Bono  Congressman Sonny Bono
[1935 - Salvatore Phillip 'Sonny' Bono, singer, entertainer, Congressman, born in Detroit, Michigan]

[1937 - DuPont Corp patents nylon]

Governor Edmund G
[1996 - Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, politician, former Governor of California, dies at age 90]


The moment of your triumph
Is immediately followed by
A dousing of reality,
From an ice-filled Gatorade bucket,
In the hands of those you led and trusted,
And who love you.

Gatorade bucket

William's Whimsical Words:

Reality is cold and wet, but curiously refreshing.

gator dance

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