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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Virginia State Capitol    Virginia State Flag
[1788 - Virginia ratifies the Constitution and enters the United States of America as the tenth state]

[1798 - The Alien Act, allowing the president to deport dangerous aliens, is passed by US Congress]

Artist Rose O'Neill    Artist Rose O'Neill
[1874 - Rose O'Neill, illustrator, author, doll designer, women's advocate, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania]

LtCol George Armstrong Custer
[1876 - George Armstrong Custer and 265 men of
his 7th Cavalry command die at Little Big Horn]

General of the Air Force Hap Arnold    General Hap Arnold
[1886 - Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, Air Force General, born in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania]

Mr. Broadway George Abbott
[1887 - George Francis Abbott, Tony & Pulitzer award-winning
producer, director, writer, born in Forestville, New York]

Actress Charlotte Greenwood
[1893 - Charlotte Greenwood, actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Writer George Orwell    George Orwell's 1984    Writer George Orwell    Writer George Orwell
[1903 - George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), author, born in Motihari, Bengal, India]

Actress Anne Revere    Actress Anne Revere
[1903 - Anne Revere, Tony & Academy Award-winning actress, born in New York City]

Actor Peter Lind Hayes   Actor Peter Lind Hayes
[1915 - Peter Lind Hayes (Joseph Conrad Lind), actor, born in San Francisco]

Director Sidney Lumet    Director Sidney Lumet    Director Sidney Lumet    Filmaker Sidney Lumet
[1924 - Sidney Lumet, Academy Award-winning director, producer, screenwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

[1950 - North Korea invades South Korea]

John Dean testifying before Senate Watergate Committee
[1973 - John Dean begins testimony
before Senate Watergate Committee]

The Hereafter

The Hereafter is not a necessary component of one's belief system.
The Here is.

William's Whimsical Words:

Too great a reliance on a belief in an afterlife lies at the root of countless evils.

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