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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, August 24, 2013

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

Preacher Theodore Parker    Reformer Theodore Parker
[1810 - Theodore Parker, preacher, lecturer, writer, social reformer, born in Lexington, Massachusetts]

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

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

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

TV Game Show Host Dennis James    TV Host Dennis James
[1917 - Dennis James (Demi James Sposa), TV host, born in Jersey City, New Jersey]

Actress Penny Edwards    Actress Penny Edwards
[1928 - Penny (Millicent Maxine) Edwards, actress, born in Jackson Heights, New York]

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   Indy 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 without circumspection.
That he also has enormous green eyes,
Should certainly come as no surprise.

Hunter The Cat

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