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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day 13-star flag
Betsy Ross with flag

[1775 - U.S. Army is established by Congressional Resolution] US Army flag

Betsy Ross flag
[1777 - Continental Congress approves design of national flag]

Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
[1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, author, born in Litchfield, Connecticut]

Editor John Bartlett
[1820 - John Bartlett, publisher, editor,
born in Plymouth, Massachusetts]

Photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White
[1906 - Margaret Bourke-White, photojournalist,
born in New York City]

Singer & Actor Burl Ives
[1909 - Burl (Icle Ivanhoe) Ives, folk singer,
Academy Award-winning actor,
born in Hunt City, Illinois]

Actress Dorothy McGuire
[1916 - Dorothy McGuire, actress, born in Omaha, Nebraska]

Journalist Pierre Salinger
[1925 - Pierre Salinger, JFK press secretary,
Senator, writer, born in San Francisco]

[1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Naval Expansion Act]

UNIVAC 1 - Console, CPU, Tape Drives
[1951 - Univac 1, world's first commercial computer, unveiled in Washington, DC]

Duke Snider in Dugout
[1963 - Duke Snider hits his 400th home run]

Poorwilliam's Second Law of Social Engineering

An organization at rest is dead, but it may be decades before anyone notices; thus it will continue to consume resources at the same rate (or greater) as it did before it lost track of its purpose.

William's Whimsical Words:

This is also known as the Law of Dissipation of Energy.

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