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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, August 1, 2013

Explorer William Clark   Explorer William Clark statue
[1770 - William Clark, soldier, explorer, born in Caroline, Virginia]

Poet Francis Scott Key    Poet Francis Scott Key
[1779 - Francis Scott Key, lawyer, poet, born in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland]

Astronomer Maria Mitchell    Astronomer Maria Mitchell
[1818 - Maria Mitchell, astronomer, born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts]

Author Herman Melville    Author Herman Melville
[1819 - Herman Melville, author, born in New York City]

San Francisco cable-car
[1873 - First cable streetcar in USA begins service on Clay Street, San Francisco]

Colorado Rocky Mountains - Red Mountain Pass
[1876 - Colorado entered the Union as the Centennial State]

Actor Henry Jones    Actor Henry Jones
[Henry Burk Jones, actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Producer James Hill with Rita Hayworth
[1916 - James Hill, film producer, born in
Jeffersonville, Indiana]

Tennis Hall of Fame Champ Jack Kramer    Tennis Hall of Fame Champion Jack Kramer    Tennis Hall of Famer Jack Kramer
[1921 - John Albert 'Jack' Kramer, Tennis Hall of Fame champion, born in Los Angeles]

Actor Arthur Hill
[1922 - Arthur Edward Spence Hill, actor, born
in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada]

Michael Stewart    Playwright Michael Stewart
[1929 - Michael Stewart (Rubin), playwright, librettist, born in New York City]

Comedian Dom DeLuise
[1933 - Dom Deluise, comedian, actor,
born in Brooklyn]

Commerce Secretary Ron Brown    Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
[1941 - Ron Brown, Commerce Secretary, born in Washington, D.C.]

Jerry Garcia    Guitarist Jerry Garcia    Grateful Dead Guitarist Jerry Garcia    Guitarist Jerry Garcia
[1942 - Jerry Garcia, guitarist, Grateful Dead, born in San Francisco]

Anne Frank
[1944 - Anne Frank (13) makes
the last entry in her diary]

Shane and the boy
[1953 - Shane, classic western movie, is released
by Paramount]

Warriors Return

The most important US Military Action in Afghanistan to date was the recovery in 2005 of the body of the fourth member of a Navy SEAL unit that had been ambushed in the rugged South-Eastern part of the country. Although only one SEAL survived, all four came home.

SEAL Special Warfare badge

William's Whimsical Words:

King Priam started quite a tradition.

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