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News and Commentary by Cindy Bentley 8-16-2020

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News and Commentary by Cindy Bentley 8-16-2020

Op-ed posted by Catherine Schmid Murphy 8-16-2020

Ok, this is a shy reporter right here; so I am just going to promote her. Follow along and you'll see. Someone please save back some bail money. Because we could all use a little normal right now.

News and Commentary by Cindy Bentley (from her facebook)

Before she was America’s favorite cook, she was an agent with the OSS, (CIA).
In the 1940’s she spent her time in service to our country fighting fascism. And she helped cook up a shark repellent to help our military divers.
That’s also how she met her beloved, Paul.

Have you guessed who I am talking about?
It’s Julia Child, who passed away on this day in 2004 at the ripe old age of 91.

Bon appetite!

In 1787, the Ottoman Empire gets a foot up on Russia by declaring war.

1881 the first African American nursing program opens at Spellman College.

“What number please?” The operator assisted phones begin their decline when the coin-operated phone is patented by William Gray in 1889. And in my opinion, starts the decline into the automated abyss.

1898 the US Army captures Manila.

The pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale dies in 1910 at the age of 90.

The Germans start building the Berlin Wall in 1961. Meant to keep the western fascists out and the east prisoner.

The US Court of Appeals rules in 1993 that all members of Congress must keep all their emails. Hmmm...Hellery must have missed that detail.

Happy birthday
Phoebe Ann Moses, aka Annie Oakley 1860

Alfred Hitchcock 1899 (watch out for those birds in your rear window! They’ll make you psycho!)

Felix Wankle 1902 inventor of the rotary engine

And that’s just a few of the things that happened on a day that was today only farther away.

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