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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, February 27, 2014

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow    Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[1807 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, born in Portland, Maine]

Senator Hugo Black    Justice Hugo Black
[1886 - Hugo (Lafayette) Black, Senator, Supreme Court Associate Justice, born in Harlan,
Clay County, Alabama]

Radio Pioneer David Sarnoff    NBC Founder David Sarnoff
[1891 - David Sarnoff, Radio Hall of Famer, founder NBC, born near Minsk, Russia]

Singer Marian Anderson    Marian Anderson - Contralto    Singer Marian Anderson at piano    Singer Marian Anderson    Singer Marian Anderson
[1897 - Marian Anderson, diva, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Golf Champion Gene Sarazen    Golf Champion Gene Sarazen
[1902 - Gene Sarazen (Eugenio Saraceni), World Golf Hall of Famer, born in Harrison, New York]

Writer John Steinbeck    John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath    Writer John Steinbeck    Writer John Steinbeck
[1902 - John (Ernst) Steinbeck, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, born in Salinas, California]

Writer James Farrell    Writer James T. Farrell    Writer James T. Farrell
[1904 - James T. Farrell, author, born in Chicago]

Actor Franchot Tone
[1905 - (Stanislas Pascal) Franchot Tone, actor, born in Niagara Falls,
New York]

Actress Joan Bennett    Actress Joan Bennett
[1910 - Joan (Geraldine) Bennett, actress, born in Palisades Park, New Jersey]

Writer Irwin Shaw
[1913 - Irwin Shaw (Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff), writer,
born in the Bronx]

Actress Elizabeth Taylor    Actress Elizabeth Taylor    Actress Elizabeth Taylor    Actress Elizabeth Taylor
[1932 - Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, Academy Award-winning actress, born in London]

Dutch Cruiser Java - Lost in Battle of Java Sea - only 16 survivors
[1942 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy and suffers heavy losses]

Great Expectations

You have no reason to be disappointed in your children as they were never obligated to fulfill any of your expectations of them.

William's Whimsical Words:

Neither should you seek to realize your frustrated dreams through the lives of your offspring.

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