Poor William's Almanack and Journal
Contact and Feedback
About William

Rightspeak Glossary

Privacy Statement
Search this site

Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, August 16, 2013

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]

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

Singer Eydie Gorme    Singer Eydie Gorme    Singer Eydie Gorme
[1932 - Eydie Gorme (Edith Gormezano), Grammy Award-winning singer, born in The Bronx]

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.

BACKto Almanack Main Page


Almanack | Journal | Contact | About | Forum | Archives | Glossary | Privacy | Search


Content and text copyright ©2006, Will Henry.
HTML and design copyright ©2002, ABC Internet.
All rights reserved.
No claim made as to animated gifs and still jpeg images.
Last updated on August 16, 2013

ABC Mini-logo