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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day 13-star flag
Betsy Ross with flag

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

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

Harriet Beecher Stowe    Author Harriet Beecher Stowe    Harriet Beecher Stowe's Classic    Author Harriet Beecher Stowe    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]

Physician Alois Alzheimer    Physician Alois Alzheimer
[1864 - Dr. Alois Alzheimer, psychiatrist, pathologist, born in Marktbreit, Bavaria]

Hockey HoF Hap Day
[1901 - Hap (Clarence Henry) Day, Hockey Hall-of-Fame
player, coach, manager, born in Owen Sound, Ontario]

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

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

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

Actor Gene Barry
[1919 - Gene Barry (Eugene Klass), actor, born in New York City]

Actor Sam Wanamaker    Director Sam Wanamaker    Producer Sam Wanamaker
[1919 - Samuel "Sam" Wanamaker, actor, director, producer, born in Chicago]

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

Composer Cy Coleman    Composer Cy Coleman
[1929 - Cy Coleman (Seymour Kaufman), pianist, composer, born in New York City]

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

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

Duke Snider in the Dodger 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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