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Franklin bifocals Monday, December 15, 2008

Bill of Rights
[1791 - Three-fourths of the states having ratified the ten Articles, the Bill of Rights was adopted]

Designer Gustave Eiffel The Eiffel Tower
[1832 - Gustave Alexandre Eiffel, engineer, designer, born in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France]

Billionaire J. Paul Getty Billionaire J. Paul Getty in 1944
[1892 - J. (Jean) Paul Getty, oil magnate, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Producer Kermit Bloomgarden
[1904 - Kermit Bloomgarden, Tony Award-winning producer, born in Brooklyn]

Actor Jeff Chandler
[1918 - Jeff Chandler (Ira Grossel), actor, born in Brooklyn]

Adolf Eichmann in trial
[1961 - Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by a Jerusalem court]

To Horace, To Horace!

Poet Horace

The Bush-Cheney administration and its wars validate the words of the poet Horace, written in 23 B.C.:

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
Odes, Book III, iv, line 65

Iraq wounded

William's Whimsical Words:

Wisdom requires a plan for that which follows the application of force.

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