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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amos Alonzo Stagg    Athlete & Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sports Pioneer
[1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, sports pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey]

Emncipation Proclamation
[1863 - Emancipation Proclamation is signed by President Lincoln]

Bernarr Macfadden    Physical Culturist Bernarr Macfadden    Bernarr Macfadden in a pose    Bernarr Macfadden in his '70s
[1868 - Bernarr Macfadden (Bernard Adolphus McFadden), physical culture advocate, strongman, publisher, born in Mill Spring, Missouri]

Soldier T. E. Lawrence    Lawrence of Arabia
[1888 - T.E. Lawrence, soldier, writer, born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire, Wales]

Labor Leader George Meany    Labor Leader George Meany
[1894 - George Meany, labor leader, AFL president, born in City Island, Bronx]

Klondike gold miners on the trail    A Klondike gold panner
[1896 - Gold is discovered in the Klondike, Alaska, followed by a gold rush]

Nobel Laureate Menachem Begin
[1913 - Menachem Begin, Prime Minister Israel, Nobel Peace Prize 1978,
born in Brest-Litovsk, Poland]

Actor Robert Culp    Actor Robert Culp
[1930 - Robert (Martin) Culp, actor, born in Oakland, California]

Baseball legend Babe Ruth
[1948 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend, dies in New York at age 53]

Get Up

Someone said, "I am glad you are up." William was glad to be up too. When one gets to a certain point in life, each new day becomes somehow more precious. Today is another set of possibilities; perhaps you will really get it right this time. Perhaps you will get it so wrong that you will never forget the lesson of it. Best of all, as you start the day you have no clue what it may bring.

William's Whimsical Words:

Get up, Stand up.

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