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franklin-bifocals-60 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join or Die political cartoon

[1754 - First American political cartoon is published in the Pennsylvania Gazette,
in an editorial by Ben Franklin]

Abolitionist John Brown    Abolitionist John Brown
[1800 - John Brown, abolitionist, born in Torrington, Connecticut]

Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie    Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie Sir James Barrie's Peter Pan    Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie    Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie
[1860 - Sir James Matthew Barrie, writer, dramatist, born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland]

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser    Kaiser WW-II liberty ship launching    Developer Henry Kaiser at Hawaii Kai
[1882 - Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist, ship builder, auto maker, developer, born in Sprout Brook, New York]

[1914 - President Woodrow Wilson issues proclamation establishing Mother's Day]

Country Singer Hank Snow    Country Singer Hank Snow
[1914 - Hank Snow, Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia]

TV Host Mike Wallace    Interviewer Mike Wallace    Journalist Mike Wallace    Journalist Mike Wallace
[1918 - Mike (Myron Leon) Wallace, TV Host, journalist, interviewer, born in Brookline, Massachusetts]

Tennis Star Pancho Gonzales    Pancho Gonzales disputes a line call    Tennis Great Pancho Gonzales
[1928 - Pancho Gonzales (Ricardo Alonso Gonzalez), tennis champion, born in Los Angeles]

Shooting Craps With The Almighty

Einstein playing with atom

A wise man once affirmed his faith.
God plays not dice with us, he saith. Einstein shaking head no
Sorry to hear that was I then.
Oh stay, Creator, within our ken.
I would comfort take in any sign,
You played at chance, albeit Divine.

rolling dice

William's Whimsical Words:

I'd bet that God never craps out.

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