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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mount Holyoke Founder Mary Lyon
[1797 - Mary Lyon, educator, born in Buckland, Massachusetts]

Tightrope Walker Charles Blondin
[1824 - Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet), acrobat, aerialist born in St Omer, France]

B&O Railroad 1837
[1827 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is chartered for commercial transportation.]

Dancer Vaslav Nijinsky Dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
[1890 - Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer, born in Kiev, Ukraine]

USS Indiana (BB-1)
[1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), first true battleship in U.S. Navy]

Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling
[1901 - Linus Pauling, Nobel peace prize 1962, Nobel prize chemistry 1954, born in Portland, Oregon]

Actor Zero Mostel
[1915 - Zero Mostel (Samuel Joel Mostel), actor, born in Brooklyn]

Jim Thorpe in Olympics uniform
[1953 - Jim Thorpe, athlete, (Olympic gold 1912), dies at age 64]

[1993 - ATF raids Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and is repulsed]

Another Antidote

Who among us needs not an Antidote
To the Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Things
That come in uninvited, and go
Bump in the Night of our Minds?

William's Whimsical Words:

Who among ye has not spent a lifetime preparing to be precisely the persons that ye are today?

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