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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, September 1, 2013

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

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

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

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

Stuntman Richard Farnsworth   Actor Richard Farnsworth
[1920 - Richard Farnsworth, stunt man, actor, born in Los Angeles]

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

Vittorio Gassman    Actor Vittorio Gassman
[1922 - Vittorio Gassman, actor, born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy]

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

Governor Ann Richards    Texas Governor Ann Richards
[1933 - (Dorothy) Ann (Willis) Richards, Texas Governor, born in Lakeview, Texas]

Director Ron O'Neal    Actor Ron O'Neal
[1937 - Ron O'Neal, actor, director, screenwriter, born in Utica, New York]

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

Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky 1972
[1972 - American Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky of Russia in the 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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