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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate of England Alfred Lord Tennyson
[1809 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England, born at Somersby, Lincolnshire, England]

Physician Sir Alexander Fleming
[1881 - Sir Alexander Fleming, Nobel for penicillin, born at Lochfield near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland]

Actor Leo Carrillo
[1881 - Leo (Leopoldo Antonio) Carrillo, actor, born in Los Angeles]

Cowboy Actor Hoot Gibson
[1892 - Hoot (Edmund Richard) Gibson, actor, born in Tekamah, Nebraska]

Actress Lucille Ball Comedienne Lucille Ball
[1911 - Lucille Ball, comedienne, actress, born in Jamestown, New York]

Actor Robert Mitchum
[1917 - Robert (Charles Durman) Mitchum, actor, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut]

Artist & Producer Andy Warhol
[1928 - Andy Warhol, artist, movie producer, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania]

Hiroshima after the bomb showing widespread devastation

[1945 - US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima]

Hiroshima after the bomb showing another view of the devastation Hiroshima Peace Memorial - only structure that survived near ground zero

Olympic Decathlon Champion Bob Mathias
[1948 - Bob Mathias wins decathlon for USA at London Olympics]


Seek not to discover that which better serves you to hold in ignorance.

William's Whimsical Words:

Many questions need not be asked, and some of those that are should not be answered.

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