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franklin-bifocals-60 Thursday, April 30, 2009

Navy Department flag
Department of the Navy emblem
[1798 - Congress establishes The Department of the Navy]

[1803 - United States and France conclude negotiations for Louisiana Purchase]

Painter Ellis Wilson wilson-funeral-procession
[1899 - Ellis Wilson, painter, born in Mayfield, Kentucky]

Casey Jones Engineer Casey Jones Show
Casey Jones - Cannonball Express wreck site near Vaughn
[1900 - Train engineer Casey Jones is killed trying to save Cannonball Express]

Actress Eve Arden
[1908 - Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), Emmy Award-
winning actress, born in Mill Valley, California]

Writer & Editor Vermont Royster
[1914 - Vermont C. Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist, writer, editor, born in Raleigh, North Carolina]

Bassist Percy Heath
[1923 - Percy Heath, jazz bassist, founder Modern Jazz Quartet,
born in Wilmington, North Carolina]

[1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker]

[1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces]

You See, Watson, . . .

Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle

Is there nothing for William to write about? If he could but truly observe, listen, taste, and catch a whiff of life, much there would be to say. Sir Arthur would have urged further development of one's detective skills.

Sherlock smoking

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Elementary, my dear Reader!

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