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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mathematician Blaise Pascal
[1623 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician,
philosopher, born in Clermont, France]

Founding Father Jose Rizal
[1861 - Jose Rizal, Filipino founding father, born in
Calamba, Laguna, Philippines]

USS Kearsage sinks CSS Alabama off French coast
[1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider CSS Alabama off the coast of France]

Juneteenth logo
[1865 - Juneteenth is first celebrated in Texas]

Young Moe Howard    Actor & Stooge Moe Howard       Comedian Moe Howard    Moe Howard
[1897 - Moe Howard (Harry Moses Horowitz), comedian, actor, born in Brooklyn]

Baseball Great Lou Gehrig at the plate    Lou Gehrig Hall of Fame plaque    Baseball Great Lou Gehrig
[1903 - Lou (Henry Louis) Gehrig, Baseball Hall of Fame Yankee first baseman, born in New York City]

Actress Mildred Natwick    Actress Mildred Natwick    Actress Mildred Natwick
[1905 - Mildred Natwick, actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Cowboy Artist Earl W. Bascom    Earl Bascom's sculpture Cochise    Bust of Bascom by Morse
[1906 - Earl W. Bascom, cowboy artist, rodeo showman, born in Vernal, Utah]

Justice Abe Fortas    Justice Abe Fortas
[1910 - Abe Fortas, Supreme Court Associate Justice, born in Memphis, Tennessee]

Guitarist Lester Flatt    Bluegrass Guitarist Lester Flatt    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
[1914 - Lester Flatt, bluegrass guitarist, born near Sparta, Tennessee]

Actress Nancy Marchand    Actress Nancy Marchand
[1928 - Nancy Marchand, actress, born in Buffalo, New York]

Actress Pier Angeli    Actress Pier Angeli    Actress Pier Angeli
[1932 - Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli), actress, born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy]

Philippine Sea - Japanese carrier attacked    Philippine Sea - USS Lexington
[1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("Marianas Turkey Shoot")]

Early NASCAR Grand National race
[1949 - NASCAR stages the first Grand National event at the Charlotte Fairgrounds]

Carl Erskine a.k.a. 'Oyskin' in Brooklynese
[1952 - Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0]

Garfield and Odie
[1978 - Garfield cartoon makes its debut]

What Goes Around . . .

Grand Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad

Hey, Mr. Supreme Leader, and Mr. Leader, Jr., remember these guys?

Iranian armed militants

Perhaps some day soon they will come for you, if you continue to deny your people true freedom.

Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

One rigged election does not a free country make.

Iranian terrorists seizing US Embassy in 1979

We sure remember these guys. Whose flag will they burn next?

William's Whimsical Words:

The people of Iran are too smart and too aware to put up with you for much longer.

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