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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ecuador flag
[1809 - Ecuador declares independence from Spain]

Smithsonian Castle
[1846 - The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is established by Congress with James Smithson's bequest]

President Herbert Hoover & his dog    31st President Herbert Hoover
[1874 - Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st US President, born in West Branch, Iowa]

Actor Jack Haley    Actor Jack Haley as Oz Tinman
[1898 - Jack (John Joseph) Haley, actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts]

Academy Award-winning Actress Norma Shearer    Academy Award-winning Actress Norma Shearer
[1900 - Norma Shearer, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada]

Actor Alexander D'Arcy    Actor Alexander D'Arcy
[1908 - Alexander D'Arcy (Sarruf), actor, born in Cairo, Egypt]

Guitar Maker Leo Fender    Guitar Maker Leo Fender
[1909 - Leo (Clarence Leonidas) Fender, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitar inventor,
born in Anaheim, California]

Actor Noah Beery, Jr.    Actor Noah Beery, Jr.
[1913 - Noah Lindsey Beery, Jr., actor, born in New York City]

Actor Jeff Corey
[1914 - Jeff Corey (Arthur Zwerling), actor, teacher, born in Brooklyn]

Hall of Famer Red Holzman    Hall of Famer Red Holzman    Hall of Famer Red Holzman    Hall of Fame Coach Red Holzman
[1920 - William 'Red' Holzman, Basketball Hall of Fame player, coach, born in Brooklyn]

Singer Jimmy Dean    TV Host Jimmy Dean    Businessman Jimmy Dean    Businessman Jimmy Dean
[1928 - Jimmy Ray Dean, Grammy Award-winning singer, actor, sausage king, born in Olton, Texas]

Dream On

Some chase their dreams for a lifetime. Others are unlucky enough to realize them.

William's Whimsical Words:

Take care what you wish for.

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