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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, July 1, 2013
[1867 - Canadian Independence Day] Canada Day confetti

Writer George Sand
[1804 - George Sand {Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin},
author, born in Paris]

[1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg begins with a Confederate victory]

Surgeon General William Maxwell Wood, USN
[1869 - William Maxwell Wood is appointed first
Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy]

Teddy Roosevelt with his Rough Riders
[1898 - Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders storm Kettle Hill]

Actor Charles Laughton    Actor Charles Laughton    Charles Laughton in Mutiny on Bounty    Actor Charles Laughton
[1899 - Charles Laughton, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England]

Young Tom Dorsey    Father of Gospel Tom Dorsey    Thomas Andrew Dorsey
[1899 - Thomas Andrew Dorsey, pianist, gospel & blues composer, born in Villa Rica, Georgia]

Comedian Myron Cohen    Comedian Myron Cohen
[1902 - Myron Cohen, comedian, born in Nyack, New York]

Director William Wyler    Director William Wyler    Director William Wyler
[1902 - William Wyler, Academy Award-winning director, born in Alsace on the German border]

Sportscaster Bill Stern
[1907 - Bill Stern, radio sportscaster, born in
Rochester, New York]

Singer Roberta Sherwood    Singer Roberta Sherwood
[1913 - Roberta Sherwood, torch singer, actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Blues Musician & Songwriter Willie Dixon    Blues Songwriter & Producer Willie Dixon    Blues Musician & Songwriter Willie Dixon    Blues Musician & Songwriter Willie Dixon
[1915 - Willie Dixon, blues musician, songwriter, producer, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi]

Filmaker Claude Berri
[1934 - Claude Berri (Langmann), actor, director, producer, born in Paris]

Director Sydney Pollack    Director Sydney Pollack    Producer Sydney Pollack
[1934 - Sydney Pollack, Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, born in Lafayette, Indiana]

Actress Lisa Blount    Actress Lisa Blount    Actress Lisa Blount
[1957 - Lisa Blount, actress, producer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas]

Hong Kong New Years fireworks
[1997 - Hong Kong, BCC, is returned to China]

Forgiveness #2

Forgiveness is the antidote for the poison of perfection.

William's Whimsical Words:

The last lesson that you need to learn for the first time.

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