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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Painter Peter Paul Rubens    Peter Paul Rubens' self-portrait
[1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, artist, born in Siegen, Westphalia]

Minister John Wesley    Minister John Wesley    Minister John Wesley    Statue of Minister John Wesley
[1703 - John Wesley, minister, born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England]

Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau    Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau
[1712 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher, born in Geneva, Switzerland]

Composer Richard Rodgers    Composers Rodgers and Hart    Composer Richard Rodgers    Composer Richard Rodgers
[1902 - Richard Rodgers, Academy Award-winning composer, born on Long Island, New York]

Anthropologist Ashley Montagu    Anthropologist Ashley Montagu
[1905 - Ashley Montagu (Israel Ehrenberg), anthropologist, born in London]

Maria Goeppert Mayer    Physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer4    Scientist Maria Goeppert Mayer
[1906 - Maria Goeppert Mayer, Nobel physicist, born in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia]

[1914 - World War I begins]

Versailles - treaty signing
[1919 - Germany and Allies sign Treaty of Versailles, formally ending World War I]

Actor Pat Morita    Actor Pat Morita
[1932 - Pat (Noriyuki) Morita, actor, born in Isleton, California]

Comedienne Gilda Radner    Actress Gilda Radner
[1946 - Gilda Susan Radner, Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress, born in Detroit]

Universal Law

A Young Albert Einstein

Einstein's first gift to the world you see,
Was the Special Theory of Relativity.
A long time passed before fame or fortune,
Rewarded him in proper proportion.

Einstein geting the idea for his theories

E=mc2 - Perhaps it just looked too simple,
To be a revolutionary new principle.
After all it only seemed to define,
A key relationship for all mankind.

A smart donkey nods to e=mc2

Then all at once the paradigm shifted,
With an Atomic Age we now were gifted.
If mass to energy is so easily converted,
Some of our thinking needs to be inverted.
Einstein playing with the atom    Einstein's concept of a sphere orbiting gravity well

A-Bomb mushroom cloud with scary lightning effects    Einstein shaking his head no

William's Whimsical Words:

1905 was a remarkable year in which Einstein rewrote the laws of physics.

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