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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, May 18, 2017

Navy Secretary Benjamin Stoddert
[1798 - Benjamin Stoddert is appointed as the
first Secretary of the Navy]

A Young Frank Capra    Director Frank Capra    Academy Award-winning director Frank Capra
[1897 - Frank Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra), Academy Award-winning director, born in Bisacquino, Sicily]

Composer Meredith Willson    Composer Meredith Willson
[1902 - Meredith Willson (Reiniger), composer, born in Mason City, Iowa]

Young Big Joe Turner    Big Joe Turner shouts the blues    Big Joe Turner got it made   Bluesman Big Joe Turner
[1911 - Big Joe (Joseph Vernon) Turner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rhythm & blues singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri]

Dancer Margot Fonteyn   Margot Fonteyn with Rudy Nureyev   Dame Margot Fonteyn   Dame Margot Fonteyn
[1919 - Dame Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer, prima ballerina, born in Reigate, Surrey, England]

Pope John Paul II
[1920 - Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), 264th Roman
Catholic Pope, born in Wadowice, Poland]

Jazz Trombonist Kai Winding    Jazz Trombonist Kai Winding       Jazz Trombonist Kai Winding    Jazz Trombonist Kai Winding
[1922 - Kai Winding, jazz musician, (trombone), born in Aarhus, Denmark]

WW II Civil Defense Blackout Notice
[1942 - New York City suspends night baseball games until the end of WW II]

Hurdler Rod Milburn
[1950 - Rodney Milburn, Jr., Olympic Gold Medal hurdler, born in Opelousas, Louisiana]

Educator Mary Bethune    Activist Mary Bethune
[1955 - Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, political leader, dies in Daytona Beach, Florida]

Mount St. Helens before    Mount St. Helens during
Mount St. Helens after
[1980 - Mt. St. Helens erupts and ultimately loses its head

Sweet Dreams

day dreaming of flight

A humble woman may yet have divers great dreams.
A woman who holds herself too high, a nightmare lives it seems.

Queen with bad dreams

William's Whimsical Words:

Choose your dreams with care.

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