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MEMORIAL DAY

The Day WE THE PEOPLE remember and pay tribute to those who’ve served (just in case we forget to do so on the other 364 days of the year).

There is one U.S. Veteran that I would like to pay special tribute to. He died in a battle that ensued during his service, though not the kind of battle that takes place out in The Field. The Man was a veritable World Force … of Nature. Enjoy:

Elvis - Sgt

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley’s_Army_career

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This Date in History

 April 24

1800 … Library of Congress established.

Library of Congress

“Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.”

~  John Adams

“I cannot live without books.”

 ~ Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, June 10, 1815

     

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This Date in History

 April 23

1635 … Boston Latin (1st Public School in the U.S.) founded in Boston.

“Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”

Horace Mann ~ Horace Mann, U.S. educator, the first great American advocate of public education.

     

 

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This Date in History

 April 22

1724 … Immanuel Kant born

1950 … Peter Frampton born

 

“Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.”

Immanuel Kant
 ~ Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

 

“You never give up, because you just never know what will happen.”

frampton ~Peter Frampton

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This Date in History

April 21

~ 753 bce ~The Capitoline Wolf

Founding of Rome.

“Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.”

  Thoreau~ Henry David Thoreau, Walking

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This Date in History

 March 30

1867 … America signs a treaty with Russia, purchasing the Russian American territories (Alaska) for $7.2 million.

“Seward’s Folly”

  ~ Derisive phrase used by critics to describe U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward’s decision to purchase Alaska from Russia for the equivalent of 2.5 cents per acre.

     Alaska Purchase - Check

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This Date in History

 March 25

1807 … British Parliament passes Slave Trade Act.

“I. ‘Whereas the Two Houses of Parliament did, by their Resolutions of the Tenth and Twenty-fourth days of June One Thousand eight hundred and six, severally resolve, upon certain Grounds therein mentioned, that they would, with all practicable Expedition, take effectual Measures for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade in such Manner, and at such Period as might be deemed advisable, And whereas it is fit upon all and each of the Grounds mentioned in the said Resolutions, that the same should be forthwith abolished and prohibited, and declared to be unlawful’;”

  ~ Slave Trade Act (citation 47 Geo III Sess. 1 c. 36)

     William Wilberforce

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This Date in History

 March 23

1900 … Erich Fromm born

“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by ‘patriotism’ I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare … never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.”

  ~ Erich Fromm, The Sane Society

     Erich Fromm

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This Date in History

March 18

~ 37 bce ~

Caligula becomes Emperor of Rome.

 

“Let them hate us, so long as they fear us.”

 

Caligula 1  ~ Caligula

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This Date in History

March 15

~  44 BCE  ~

        

The assassination of Julius Caesar

“Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.”
  ~  Julius Caesar

Death of Caesar   “Beware the Ides of March”

 ~ The Soothsayer, Julius Caesar, Act I, Sc. 2

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