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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, June 19, 2009

Blaise Pascal - mathematician
[1623 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician,
philosopher, born in Clermont, France]

Founding Father Jose Rizal
[1861 - Jose Rizal, Filipino founding father,
born in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines]

USS Kearsage sinks CSS Alabama
[1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider CSS Alabama off France]

Juneteenth logo
[1865 - Juneteenth is first celebrated in Texas]

Actor & Stooge Moe Howard
[1897 - Moe Howard (Harry Moses Horowitz),
actor, born in Brooklyn]

Baseball Great Lou Gehrig   Lou Gehrig Hall of Fame plaque
[1903 - Lou (Henry Louis) Gehrig, Baseball HoF Yankee first baseman, born in New York City]

Actress Mildred Natwick
[1905 - Mildred Natwick, actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Justice Abe Fortas
[1910 - Abe Fortas, Supreme Court Justice,
born in Memphis, Tennessee]

Guitarist Lester Flatt
[1914 - Lester Flatt, bluegrass guitarist born near Sparta, Tennessee]

Actress Nancy Marchand
[1928 - Nancy Marchand, actress, born in Buffalo, New York]

Philippine Sea - Japanese carriers attacked
Philippine Sea - USS Lexington
[1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("Marianas Turkey Shoot")]

Early NASCAR Grand National race
[1949 - NASCAR stages first Grand National event at Charlotte Fairgrounds]

Carl Erskine a.k.a. 'Oyskin' in Brooklynese
[1952 - Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0]

Garfield Odie
[1978 - Garfield cartoon makes its debut]

What Goes Around . . .

Grand Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad

Hey, Mr. Supreme Leader, and Mr. Leader, Jr., remember these guys?

Iranian armed militants

Perhaps some day soon they will come for you, if you continue to deny your people true freedom.

Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

One rigged election does not a free country make.

Iranian terrorists seizing US Embassy in 1979

We sure remember these guys. Whose flag will they burn next?

William's Whimsical Words:

The people of Iran are too smart and too aware to put up with you for much longer.

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