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Paths of the Wise

Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects.
Will Roger

Paths of the Not-So-Wise

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
Bad analogies on high school papers

Milestones on this Date in History

1818: Social reformer Lucy Stone

1860: Sharpshooter Annie Oakley

1888: Scottish inventor John Baird, a pioneer in television technology

1895: Actor Bert Lahr

1899: Film director Alfred Hitchcock

1944: Actor Kevin Tighe

1959: Actor Danny Bonaduce

Music on this Date in History

1876: Bayreuth opened the curtain. The music of the river Rhine opened "Das Rheingold" for the first of three "Ring" Cycles in three weeks. This was the inauguration of the theater Wagner built expressly for the performance of his music dram

1912: Jules Massenet died in Paris. He was 70. Massenet is remembered today as a composer of light, lyrical music. In his day he was also known as an important academic in France who was popular for his tolerance of composers whose styles differed from his own.

World Events on this Date in History

1889: William Gray patented the coin-operated telephone.

1930: Capt. Frank Hawkes set an air speed record by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25 minutes.

1961: East Germany closed the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to start building the Berlin Wall.

1991: Former presidential adviser Clark M. Clifford resigned as the head of First American Bankshares, under pressure from the investigation of BCCI, its parent.