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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Steam Locomotive Designer George Stephenson
[1781 - George Stephenson, inventor of steam locomotive,
born in Wylam, Northumberland, England]

Songwriter Cole Porter with his dog
[1891 - Cole (Albert) Porter, composer, lyricist,
born in Peru, Indiana]

Band & Choir Leader Fred Waring   Fred Waring with the blendor
[1900 - Fred Waring, musician, conductor, born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania]

Guitarist Les Paul
[1915 - Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss), guitarist,
inventor, born in Waukesha Wisconsin]

Playwright, Screenwriter, Director George Axelrod     Director George Axelrod
[1922 - George Axelrod, playwright, screenwriter, director, born in New York City]

Launching of USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
[1959 - USS George Washington, first nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, is launched]

Secretariat humbles the field at The Belmont
[1973 - Secretariat, first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, wins The Belmont]

Original Jack and Jill LCPL Jack and PFC Jill

Jill and Jack went to Iraq,
To fetch Bush a Saddam pistol.
Jack fell down without a sound,
And North Korea launched a missile.

North Korean missile launch

William's Whimsical Words:

Pretty costly little war trophy.

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