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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, September 28, 2009 cat o' nine tails

flogging on a navy ship
[1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships]

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

Playwright & Director Elmer Rice
[1892 - Elmer Rice (Elmer 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]

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

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

Football Great Tom Harmon    Sportscaster Tom Harmon
[1919 - Tom Harmon, football player & broadcaster, born in Rensselaer, Indiana]

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

Queen of Blues Koko Taylor
[1935 - Koko Taylor (Cora Walton), blues singer,
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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