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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, July 22, 2013

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

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

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

Sculptor Alexander Calder in 1927    Sculptor Alexander Calder    Alexander Calder mobile    Sculptor Alexander Calder
[1899 - Alexander Calder, sculptor, born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania]

Actress Luana Walters
[1912 - Luana Walters, actress, born in
Los Angeles]

Comedian Dan Rowan    Comedian Dan Rowan    Comedian Dan Rowan    Comedian Dan Rowan
[1922 - Daniel Hale 'Dan' Rowan, comedian, born near Beggs, Oklahoma]

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

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

Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
[1944 - The Bretton Woods Conference is held at the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire; it creates the 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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