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franklin-bifocals-60 Friday, April 2, 2010

Frigate Alliance passing Boston Lighthouse
[1781 - Frigate Alliance captures British privateers, Mars and Minerva]

Writer Hans Christian Andersen with a child
[1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, writer, born in Odense, Denmark]

Writer & Activist Emile Zola    Writer & Activist Emile Zola
[1840 - Emile Zola, novelist, born in Paris]

Walter Chrysler
[1875 - Walter Chrysler, auto manufacturer, born in
Wamego, Kansas]

Actor Buddy Ebsen
[1908 - Buddy Ebsen (Christian Rudolph
Ebsen), actor, born in Belleville, Illinois]

Sir Alec Guinness in Bridge on the River Kwai    Sir Alec Guinness in Star Wars
[1914 - Sir Alec Guinness, Academy Award-winning actor, born in London]

Artist Charles W. White    Artist Charles Wilbert White
Artist Charles W. White's Harvest Talk
[1918 - Charles Wilbert White, artist, muralist, born in Chicago]

Jack Webb as Dragnet Officer Friday    Actor Jack Webb
[1920 - Jack (John Randolph) Webb, actor, director, born in Santa Monica, California]

Singer Marvin Gaye    Marvin Gaye - album cover
[1939 - Marvin (Pentz Gay) Gaye, Jr., singer, born in Washington D.C.]

[1982 - Argentina invades the Falklands Islands, a British colony]

An Almanack?

An Almanack hath william written.
Methinks he needs to put his wit in.

William's Whimsical Words:

Dr. Franklin never ran out of material,
But William's repertoire proves ethereal.

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