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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, June 13, 2009

[1774 - Rhode Island is the first American colony to prohibit importation of slaves]

Poet William Butler Yeats
[1865 - William Butler Yeats, Nobel laureate poet,
dramatist, born in Dublin, Ireland]

Actor Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes -
[1892 - (Philip St. John) Basil Rathbone,
actor, born in Johannesburg, South Africa]

Red Grange - Galloping Ghost running with the ball
[1903 - Red (Harold) Grange, Pro and College Football Hall of Famer, born in Forksville, Pennsylvania]

Tennis Pro Don Budge
[1915 - John Donald Budge, tennis champion, born in Oakland, California]

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Johnson
[1918 - Ben Johnson, actor, born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma]

Quick-witted Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares
[1926 - Paul Lynde, comedian, actor, wit, born in Mount Vernon, Ohio]

[1971 - New York Times begins publication of "Pentagon Papers" exposing government lies]

[1983 - Pioneer 10 departs solar system]
Pioneer 10 - launch

Pioneer 10 Spacecraft   Pioneer 10 - plaque
Pioneer 10 - Out There
[1983 - Pioneer 10 departs our solar system]

Keep to Thyself

Keep thee peace with thyself, faith with thy friends, and thy pace with all the rest.

happy man dancing

William's Whimsical Words:

If thee would have peace of mind.

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