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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Confederacy President Jefferson Davis
[1808 - Jefferson Davis, President Confederate States
of America, born in Christian County, Kentucky]

Barney Oldfield behind the wheel with his signature cigar

Driver Barney Oldfield
[1878 - Barney Oldfield, Indy Speedway Hall of Fame driver, born in Wauseon, Ohio]

Tenor Jan Peerce   Jan Peerce
[1904 - Jan Peerce (Jacob Pincus Perlemuth), tenor, born in New York City]

The Toast of Paris Josephine Baker
[1906 - Josephine Baker, dancer, singer,
club owner, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Actress Paulette Goddard
[1910 - Paulette Goddard (Pauline Marion Levy), actress,
born in Whitestone Landing, New York]

Actor & Dead End Kid Leo Gorcey
[1917 - Leo Gorcey, film actor,
born in New York City]

Gorgeous Lili St. Cyr
[1918 - Lili St. Cyr (Marie Van Schaak), Burlesque Queen,
actress, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Actress Colleen Dewhurst
[1924 - Colleen Dewhurst, Tony & Emmy Award-winning actress,
born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada]

Poet Allen Ginsberg
[1926 - Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, born in Newark, New Jersey]

Jazz Singer Dakota Staton
[1932 - Dakota Staton (Aliyah Rabia), jazz
singer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]



Zebras are a lot like horses,
Drafted into the armed forces.
Wearing uniforms with lots of stripes.
They eat their chow and air their gripes.

William's Whimsical Words:

When they trot into the battle,
They herd together just like cattle.

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