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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, July 14, 2008

Storming of the Bastille
[1789 - Bastille stormed; French revolution begins]

Western Writer Owen Wister
[1860 - Owen Wister, novelist, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania]

Geology Pioneer Florence Bascom
[1862 - Florence Bascom, geologist, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts]

Writer Irving Stone
[1903 - Irving Stone (Tennenbaum), novelist, born in San Francisco]

Folk Singer and Songwriter Woody Guthrie
[1912 - Woody (Woodrow Wilson) Guthrie, folk singer, songwriter, born in Okemah, Oklahoma]

President Ford with his dog 38th President Gerald Ford
[1913 - Gerald R. Ford, 38th U.S. President, born in Omaha, Nebraska]

Director Ingmar Bergman
[1918 - Ingmar Bergman, Academy Award-winning director, born in Uppsala, Sweden]

News Reporter John (William) Chancellor
[1927 - John (William) Chancellor, radio/TV newscaster, born in Chicago]

Actor Sir Robert Stephens
[1931 - Sir Robert Stephens, actor, born in Bristol, England]

Revolting News

Serfs up, Duke!

Wat Tyler murder in 1381

William's Whimsical Words:

Live free or die.

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