Friday, October 28, 2016
[1636 - The Massachusetts General Court votes to provide college funds and Harvard University is founded]
[1842 - Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator,
abolitionist, women's advocate, author,
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1846 - (Georges) Auguste Escoffier, master chef, born in Villeneuve-Loubet, France]
[1875 - Gilbert H. Grosvenor, editor National Geographic, born at Istanbul, Turkey]
[1886 - The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France,
is dedicated by President Cleveland]
[1896 - Howard Harold Hanson, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor, educator, born in Wahoo, Nebraska]
[1897 - Edith Head, Academy Award-winning costume designer, born in San Bernardino, California]
[1902 - Elsa Lanchester (Elizabeth Sullivan), actress, born in London]
[1914 - Dr. Jonas Salk, medical researcher (Salk polio vaccine), born in New York City]
[1919 - Congress passes the Volstead Act enforcing the Prohibition Constitutional Amendment]
[1940 - Greek resistance forces and Greek military turn back Mussolini's troops; Ohi (No!) Day]
[1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a head]
Compassionate Conservative Creed
The specificity of your reciprocity determines my capacity for generosity.
The mendacity of my philosophy measures the perspicacity of my hypocrisy.
William's Whimsical Words:
In other words, I am compassionate when it suits my purpose, but at other times I will lie to you.
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