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franklin-bifocals-60 Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Historian Edward Gibbon
[1737 - Edward Gibbon, historian, author, born
in Putney, Surrey]

Code Inventor & Painter Samuel Morse
[1791 - Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse, painter,
inventor, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts]

President Ulysses S. Grant    18th President Ulysses S. Grant
Grant's Tomb in NYC
[1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, military leader, U.S. president, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio]

Sultana with prisoners
[1865 - Worst steamship disaster in US history:
SS Sultana, carrying 2,300 passengers, explodes en route to Cairo, Illinois]
Sultana with Union prisoners of war explodes and burns

Poet Jessie Fauset   Jessie Redmon Fauset
[1882 - Jessie Redmon Fauset, poet, author, essayist, born in Camden County, New Jersey]

HoF Rogers Hornsby    Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby
[1896 - Rogers 'Rajah' Hornsby, Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Winters, Texas]

Cartoonist Walter Lanz    Woody Woodpecker
[1900 - Walter Lantz, Academy Award-winning animator, born in New Rochelle, New York]

Baseball Hall of Famer Enos Country Slaughter    Country Slaughter Hall of Fame plaque
[1916 - Enos (Bradsher) 'Country' Slaughter, Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Roxboro, North Carolina]

Civil Rights Leader Coretta Scott King
[1927 - Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader,
born in Perry County, Alabama]

Actor Robert Donner
[1931 - Robert Donner, actor, born in New York City]

Actress Sandy Dennis
[1937 - Sandy Dennis, Academy Award-winning
actress, born in Hastings, Nebraska]

Athens - German occupiers strutting    Athens Greece - German camp in city
[1941 - Athens falls to German army, end of Greek Army resistance]

The real Rocky (49-0 is all you need to know)
[1956 - Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated
world heavyweight boxing champion]

No Free Lunch

It would be well to keep in mind that everything comes with a price-tag on it, and most items are purchased not with dollars, but with dear coinage of a different kind.

price tag $199.95

William's Whimsical Words:

No "Get out of life free" card, either.

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