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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, September 1, 2008 Labor Day Labor Day

An early Pullman Sleeper
[1859 - First Pullman sleeping car begins service]

Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs
[1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, writer, born in Chicago]

Announcer & Actor Don Wilson
[1900 - Don Wilson, announcer, actor, born in Lincoln, Nebraska]

Actor Johnny Mack Brown
[1904 - Johnny Mack Brown, athlete, actor, born in Dothan, Alabama]

Labor Leader Walter Reuther
[1907 - Walter (Philip) Reuther, labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia]

Actress Yvonne De Carlo
[1922 - Yvonne De Carlo (Peggy Yvonne Middleton), actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia]

Undefeated Heavyweight Rocky Marciano
[1923 - Rocky Marciano (Rocco Marchegiano), Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion, born in Brockton, Massachusetts]

[1939 - Germany invades Poland (WW-II begins)]

Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky 1972
[1972 - American Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky of Russia in world chess championship]

City of New Orleans
Apologies to Steve Goodman

Train they call the City of New Orleans

Good Morning, America,
Where are you?
Don't you know me?
I'm your Native Son.
I'm the place
They used to call New Orleans.
Seems like 500 days
For you to come.

New Orleans - Katrina caused house damage

William's Whimsical Words:

Can you hear Arlo Guthrie singing?

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