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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Constitutional Convention
[1787 - Delegates convene at Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention]

Ralph Waldo Emerson
[1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, philosopher,
poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

Dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson   Bill
[1878 - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, tap dancer, born in Richmond, Virginia]

Labor Leader Phillip Murray
[1886 - Philip Murray, labor leader, CIO
founder, born in Blantyre, Scotland]

Igor Sikorsky - aviation genius
Aviation Pioneer Igor Sikorsky flying his helo
[1889 - Igor Sikorsky, engineer of first helicopter, born in Kiev, Ukraine]

Photographer Dorothea Lange
[1895 - Dorothea Lange, photographer and photojournalist, born in Hoboken,
New Jersey]

Heavyweight Champ Gene Tunney
[1897 - Gene (James Joseph) Tunney,
World Heavyweight Champion,
born in New York City]

Editor, Publisher, Humorist Bennett Cerf
[1898 - Bennett Cerf, editor, publisher, humorist,
born in Manhattan]

Actor Claude Akins Rio Bravo    Actor Claude Akins
[1918 - Claude Marion Akins, actor, born in Nelson, Georgia]

Sportscaster Lindsey Nelson
[1919 - Lindsey Nelson, sportscaster,
born in Campbellsville, Tennessee]

Jazz Great Miles Davis - so cool   Jazz Virtuoso Miles Davis in a groove
[1926 - Miles (Dewey) Davis III, jazz musician, born in Alton, Illinois]

Opera Star Beverly Sills
[1929 - Beverly Sills (Belle Silverman), opera soprano,
born in Brooklyn]

Track Great Jesse Owens competing for Ohio
[1935 - Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world
records in one hour]

On Being Centered

Sometimes William feels so centered he is unable to move.
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William's Whimsical Words:

Didn't Copernicus put an end to this notion?

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