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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Botanist Gregor Mendel
[1822 - Gregor (Johann) Mendel, botanist, born in Heinzendorf, Austria (now Hyncice, Czech Republic)]

Dr. Karl Menninger with Eleanor Roosevelt
[1893 - Karl Menninger, psychiatrist, born in Topeka, Kansas]

Poet Stephen Vincent Benét Commerative stamp
[1898 - Stephen Vincent Benet, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]

Sculptor Alexander Calder  Alexander Calder mobile
[1899 - Alexander Calder, sculptor, born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania]

WW II gas ration coupons
[1942 - Gasoline rationing using coupons begins in US]

Deportation of Warsaw Jews to Treblinka
[1942 - Deportation of Jews from Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka death camp begins]

[1944 - Bretton Woods Conference held, creates International Monetary Fund]

Mistaken Identity

It is surprising how often stubbornness is perceived as faith, and resignation is mistaken for courage.

William's Whimsical Words:

Also, pedantry is often confused with piousness.

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