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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, June 5, 2009

Philosopher and Economist Adam Smith
[1723 - Adam Smith, economist, philosopher,
author, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland]

Actor William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
[1895 - William Boyd, actor, born in Cambridge, Ohio]

Author, Illustrator, Richard Scarry  One of Scarry's many childrens books
[1919 - Richard Scarry, children's author, illustrator, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

[1794 - Six Captains are the first officers appointed in the U.S. Navy]

Director Tony Richardson
[1928 - (Cecil Antonio) Tony Richardson, Academy Award-
winning director, producer, born in Shipley, Yorkshire, England]

Actor Robert Lansing
[1929 - Robert Lansing (Brown), actor,
born in San Diego]

Filmmaker Jasques Demy
[1931 - Jacques Demy, filmmaker, playwright, born in Pontchateau,
Pays-de-la-Loire, France]

Performer Spalding Gray
[1941 - Spalding Gray, actor, monologuist,
born in Barrington, Rhode Island]

[1967 - Six Day War between Israel and Egypt begins]

Pirsig #2

Ethical Philosopher Robert Pirsig

You wrote the First Book.
Most men would be Satisfied.
Then you wrote Lila.

William's Whimsical Words:

And it made all the difference.

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