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Paths of the Wise
- We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
- John Petit-Senn
Paths of the Not-So-Wise
- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like whatever.
- Bad analogies on high school papers
Milestones on this Date in History
1736: Scottish engineer James Watt, inventor of the steam engine
1807: Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
1809: American short story writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe
1813: English metallurgist Henry Bessemer
1923: Actress Jean Stapleton (Edith on All in the Family)
1943: Singer Janis Joplin
1946: Country singer Dolly Parton
1953: Desi Arnaz, Jr.
World Events on this Date in History
1861: Georgia seceded from the Union.
1977: President Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who had been convicted of treason for her World War II Japanese propaganda broadcasts as Tokyo Rose.
1993: Celebrities ranging from Barbra Streisand to Michael Jackson to a reunited Fleetwood Mac threw a nationally televised pre-inaugural bash for president-elect Bill Clinton.