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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, July 13, 2008

General & Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar
[100 B.C. - Gaius Julius Caesar, general, writer, orator, emperor, born in Rome]

Captain John Parker
[1729 - John Parker, Revolutionary War hero, born in Lexington, Massachusetts]

Father Edward Joseph Flanagan founder of Boys Town
[1886 - Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, Catholic priest, founder of Boys Town, born in Roscommon County, Ireland]

San Francisco Ferry Building
[1898 - San Francisco Ferry Building opens at foot of Market Street]

Today Show Host Dave Garroway
[1913 - Dave (David Cunningham) Garroway, Radio & TV personality, born in Schenectady, New York]

1985 Live Aid DVD Cover
[1985 - Live Aid worldwide rock concert, linked by satellite to over a billion viewers in 110 nations, raises $125 million in famine relief for Africa]
1985 Live Aid Philadelphia Concert at JFK Stadium

Get It Right

A military commander once said, "If you can't be right, be arbitrary." He was correct. The worst thing a leader can do is look like a deer caught in the headlights. Even a bad decision is better than none at all, since it may move someone with a much better idea to object.

The Light Brigade Charges

William's Whimsical Words:

Getting the commander to listen to the better idea is, of course, another matter.

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