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Franklin bifocals Saturday, November 5, 2016

Painting of Guy Fawkes with House of Lords in background
[1605 - Gunpowder Plot; Guy Fawkes & 12
others try to blow up the English Parliament]
(Remember, remember, the 5th of November)

Labor Pioneer Eugene V. Debs    Socialist Candidate Eugene Debs    Socialist Candidate Eugene Debs    Socialist Candidate Eugene Debs
[1855 - Eugene V. Debs, labor organizer, socialist, born in Terre Haute, Indiana]

Jounalist Ida Tarbell    Writer Ida Tarbell
[1857 - Ida Minerva Tarbell, teacher, author, editor, born in Hatch Hollow, Pennsylvania]

Writer & Historian Will Durant    Writer & Historian Will Durant    Historians Will & Ariel Durant    Philosopher Will Durant
[1885 - Will (William James) Durant, writer, historian, philosopher, born in North Adams, Massachusetts]

Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy   Designer Raymond Loewy with one of his works   Designer Raymond Loewy   Designer Raymond Loewy
[1893 - Raymond Loewy, industrial designer, inventor, engineer, born in Paris]

Actor Joel McCrea    Actor Joel McCrea
[1905 - Joel (Albert) McCrea, actor, born in South Pasadena, California]

Singing Cowboy Roy Rogers    Singing Cowboy Roy Rogers
[1911 - Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye), singing cowboy, born in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Actress Vivien Liegh    Actress Vivien Liegh    Actress Vivien Liegh
[1913 - Vivien Leigh (Vivian Hartley), actress, born in Darjeeling, India]

Actor John McGiver    Actor John McGiver    Actor John McGiver    Actor John McGiver
[1913 - John McGiver, actor, born in New York City]

Sinclair Lewis    Sinclair Lewis - typing    Sinclair Lewis - typing
[1930 - Sinclair Lewis wins the Nobel Prize for Literature]   (First American writer to win the prize)

Singer-Songwriter Ike Turner    Singer-Songwriter Ike Turner    Singer-Songwriter Ike Turner
1931 - Ike Wister Turner, musician, bandleader, singer, songwriter, record producer, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi]

Service With a Scowl

Twenty years as a professional military officer; twenty years practicing law. For most of a working life, william has been cleaning up other people's messes.

William's Whimsical Words:

The pay was somewhat better than janitorial wages, but the essential nature of the work is pretty much the same.

old janitor pushing cart

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