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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, August 3, 2008

Santa Maria
[1492 - Christopher Columbus sets out on first voyage to Far East]

Ernie Pyle War correspondent Ernie Pyle with the troops
[1900 - Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize journalist, war correspondent, born near Dana, Indiana]

Gray Panther founder Maggie Kuhn
[1905 - Margaret Kuhn, Gray Panthers founder, born in Buffalo, New York]

Actress Dolores del Rio
[1905 - Dolores del Rio (Dolores Martinez Asunsolo y Lopez Negrete), actress, born in Durango, Mexico]

Actress Marilyn Maxwell
[1921 - Marilyn (Marvel) Maxwell, actress, born in Clarinda, Iowa]

Writer Leon Uris   Leon Uris' bestseller Exodus
[1924 - Leon Uris, author, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

USS Nautilus SSN- 571 underway in New York Harbor
[1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is first ship to reach geographic North Pole submerged]

Look Out

 The Grim Reaper

Death is a Free Safety on the playing field of life. He is wearing Number 42 on his jersey, and you best keep your head on a swivel if you are anywhere near the ball. He has a running start and he doesn't take any prisoners.

Hall of Fame 49er Safety Ronnie Lott

William's Whimsical Words:

Consider yourself lucky if you survive to play another series of downs.

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