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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, September 28, 2016

flogging on a navy ship    cat o' nine tails
[1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships]

Author Kate Douglas Wiggin    Educator Kate Douglas Wiggin
[1856 - Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggin, author, educator, born in Philadelphia]

Playwright Elmer Rice    Playwright & Director Elmer Rice
[1892 - Elmer Rice (Elmer Leopold Reizenstein), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright,
director, born in New York City]

William Paley    CBS Founder William Paley
[1901 - William S. Paley, TV Hall of Fame broadcast executive, born in Chicago]

Boxer Max Schmeling    Boxer Max Schmeling    Boxer Max Schmeling    Max Schmeling as an old businessman
[1905 - Max (Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried) Schmeling, Boxing Hall of Fame heavyweight champion, born in Black Uhlan of the Rhine, Germany]

Cartoonist Al Capp    Cartoonist Al Capp - Self-portrait    Cartoonist Al Capp; his Lil Abner creation
[1909 - Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin), cartoonist, satirist, born in New Haven, Connecticut]

Tennis Champ Alice Marble    Tennis Champ Alice Marble    Tennis Champ Alice Marble at Wimbledon    Tennis Champ Alice Marble
[1913 - Alice Marble, Tennis Hall of Fame singles and doubles champion, born in Beckwourth, California]

Actor Peter Finch    Actor Peter Finch       Actor Peter Finch
[1916 - Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch), Academy Award-winning actor, born in London]

Pro Football Star Tom Harmon   WW-II Pilot Tom Harmon    U. Michigan Football Great Tom Harmon   Sportscaster Tom Harmon
[1919 - Tom Harmon, Heisman Trophy & pro football player, sports broadcaster, born in Rensselaer, Indiana]

Actor William Windom    Actor William Windom
[1923 - William Windom, Emmy Award-winning actor, born in New York City]

Actor Marcello Mastroianni    Actor Marcello Mastroianni    Actor Marcello Mastroianni    Actor Marcello Mastroianni   Actor Marcello Mastroianni
[1924 - Marcello Mastroianni (Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni), actor, born in Fontana Liri, Italy]

Comedian Arnold Stang    Comedian Arnold Stang    Actor Arnold Stang
[1925 - Arnold Stang, comedian, actor, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts]

Young Koko Taylor    Blues Singer Koko Taylor       Queen of Blues Koko Taylor    Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor
[1935 - Koko Taylor (Cora Walton), blues singer, Queen of the Blues, born in Shelby County, Tennessee]

Faith Based Program

If you wish to have a truly surreal experience go listen to a Catholic theologian discuss and defend the concept of "just war."

William's Whimsical Words:

How any religion that professes a belief in the teachings of Jesus can endorse the killing of humans by other humans is baffling.

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