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Franklin bifocals Sunday, October 25, 2009

Historian & Poet Thomas Babington Macaulay
[1800 - Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet, historian, born in Leicestershire, England]

USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian
[1812 - Frigate USS United States captures HMS Macedonian]

Opera Carmen Composer Georges Bizet
[1838 - Georges Bizet, composer, born in Paris]

Charge of the Light Brigade
[1854 - Lord Cardigan leads charge of the Light Brigade {Battle of Balaclava}]

Artist Pablo Picasso
[1881 - Pablo Picasso, artist, born in Malaga, Spain]

Actor Leo G. Carroll
[1886 - Leo G. Carroll, actor, born in Weedon, Buckinghamshire, UK]

Admiral Richard E Byrd, explorer
[1888 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd, polar explorer, born in Winchester, Virginia]

Comedianne Minnie Pearl
[1912 - Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon), Country Music Hall of Fame comedienne, born in Centerville, Tennessee]

Actor Tony Franciosa
[1928 - Tony Franciosa (Anthony George Papaleo), actor, born in New York City]

Nobel Laureate John Ssteinbeck
[1962 - John Steinbeck wins Nobel Prize in literature]

The Aging Process

Past baggage falls off.
Far horizon draws closer.
Now burns so brightly.

William's Whimsical Words:

You will get there presently.

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