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Franklin bifocals Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Religious Reformer Martin Luther
[1483 - Martin Luther, religious leader, Protestantism founder, born in Eisleben, Germany]

Writer Oliver Goldsmith
[1728 - Oliver Goldsmith, novelist, playwright, born in Pallas, near Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland]

Continental Marines in battle
Marines in urban combat
[1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines -
Happy Birthday, USMC]

Actor Claude Rains
[1889 - Claude Rains, actor, born in London]

Actor Richard Burton
[1925 - Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr.), actor, born in Pontrhydyfen near Port Talbot, Wales, UK]

Actor Roy Scheider
[1932 - Roy Scheider, actor, born in Orange, New Jersey]

Sesame Street characters
[1969 - Sesame Street debuts on 170 PBS stations]

The Edmund Fitzgerald entering port
[1975 - Edmund Fitzgerald with her crew of 29 is lost on Lake Superior in a storm]

Vietnam Memorial Visitors
[1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens to visitors]

Success Story

An artist knows that he has attained some measure of success when he hears someone speaking about his work as if they know more about it than he does.

William's Whimsical Words:

Perhaps they are right.

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