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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, July 25, 2008

Artist Thomas Eakins Thomas Eakins - The Gross Medical Clinic
[1844 - Thomas Eakins, painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator, born in Philadelphia]

Actor Walter Brennan
[1894 - Walter (Andrew) Brennan, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Swampscott, Massachusetts]

Eric Hoffer
[1902 - Eric Hoffer, longshoreman, political, social philosopher, author, born in New York City]

Actor Jack Gilford
[1908 - Jack Gilford (Jacob Aaron Gellman), actor, born in New York City]

Actress Estelle Getty
[1923 - Estelle Getty (Scher), actress, born in New York City]

Racing Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer
Stanley Dancer at work
[1927 - Stanley Dancer, Hall of Fame harness racer, born in Edinburg, New Jersey]

[1954 - Walter Payton, Pro Football Hall of Famer, born in Columbia, Mississippi]

Stockholm after collision showing bow damage

The Andrea Doria sinking after collision with Stockholm
[1956 - Andrea Doria and Stockholm collide off Nantucket Island in Atlantic fog killing 51 Passengers in Doria]

Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France for USA
[1999 - Lance Armstrong overcomes cancer; wins Tour de France for USA]

William's First Law of Social Engineering

A society in motion will tend to remain on the same course and speed, resisting resolutely all forces attempting to act upon it, whether internal or external.

William's Whimsical Words:

This is sometimes referred to as the Law of Monumentum.

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