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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mount Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of the Roman City of Pompeii
[0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupts and destroys Pompeii]

Visigoths sack Rome
[410 - Rome is overrun by Visigoths]

British troops sack Washington, DC; burn White House
[1814 - British sack Washington, DC]

Olympic Champion & Surfer Duke Kahanamoku Duke Kahanamoku stamp
[1890 - Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic Champion swimmer, surfer, born in Haleakala, Hawaii]

Actor Preston Foster
[1900 - Preston Foster, actor, born in Ocean City, New Jersey]

PLO Leader Yasser Arafat
[1929 - Yasser Arafat (Mohammed Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini), Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman, born in Cairo]

Driver Roger McCluskey
[1930 - Roger McCluskey, race car driver, born in Tucson, Arizona]

Ukraine flag
[1991 - Ukraine declares independence from USSR]

The Kittycat

The Kittycat has a little pink nose.
He got it from his mother, I suppose.
When he asks you for more affection,
He purrs and rubs with circumspection.
That he also has enormous green eyes,
Should certainly come as no surprise.

Hunter The Cat

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