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Franklin bifocals Friday, October 30, 2009

President John Adams Second President John Adams
[1735 - John Adams, Second President, born in Braintree, Massachusetts]

Playwright Richard Sheridan
[1751 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright, born in Dublin]

Politician Jose M. Gallegos
[1815 - Jose Manuel Gallegos, Congressional representative, born in Abiquiu, Nuevo Mexico]

Impressionist Painter Alfred Sisley
Alfred Sisley's Pont Villeneuve
[1839 - Alfred Sisley, impressionist painter, born in Paris]

Fleet Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey
[1882 - William 'Bull' (Frederick) Halsey, Jr., WW-II U.S. Naval Admiral born in Elizabeth, New Jersey]

Poet Ezra Pound Ezra Pound
[1885 - Ezra (Weston Loomis) Pound, poet, born in Hailey, Idaho]

Bodybuilder Charles Atlas
[1893 - Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano), body builder, born in Calabria, Italy]

Actress Ruth Gordon
[1896 - Ruth Gordon (Jones), Emmy & Academy Award-winning actress, born in Quincy, Massachusetts]

Journalist & Producer Fred Friendly
[1915 - Fred Friendly(Wachenheimer), broadcast journalist, producer, born in New York City]

Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his desk
[1952 - Dr. Albert Schweitzer wins Nobel Peace Prize]

George C. Marshall
[1953 - General George C. Marshall wins Nobel Peace Prize]

Ebbets Field
[1956 - Brooklyn Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group]

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