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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, August 9, 2008

King Leonidas' bust
  "O stranger passing by,
  go tell the Lacedaemonians that here,
  faithful to their bidding, we lie"

Thermopylae Memorial
[480 BCE - Spartan King Leonidas and 300 comrades die in the pass at Thermopylae]

Compleat Angler Sir Izaak Walton
[1593 - Izaak Walton, fisherman, writer, born in Stafford, England]

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti
[1902 - Zino (Rene) Francescatti, concert violinist, born in Marseilles, France]

Director Robert Aldrich
[1918 - Robert Aldrich, director, born in Cranston, Rhode Island]

Songwriter Merle Kilgore
[1934 - Merle Kilgore, Hall of Fame Songwriter, born in Chickasha, Oklahoma]

Nagasaki atomic cloud
[1945 - US drops second atomic bomb on Japan at Nagasaki, Kyushu]

Actress Sharon Tate, Manson murder victim
[1969 - Sharon Tate, actress, killed by Manson Clan]

President Gerald Ford
[1974 - Richard Nixon resigns, Gerald Ford becomes 38th president]

Bottom Line

The most overrated thing on this planet is mediocre sex.
The most underrated thing on this planet is a really good bowel movement.

William's Whimsical Words:

Do not forget to flush.

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