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Paths of the Wise
- There is nothing permanent except change.
Paths of the Not-So-Wise
- McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
- Bad analogies on high school papers
Milestones on this Date in History
1800: Abolitionist John Brown
1828: Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross Society and a co-founder of the Young Men's Christian Association
1873: Howard Carter, the Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen
1918: TV journalist Mike Wallace
1946: Actress Candice Bergen
1949: Singer-songwriter Billy Joel
Music on this Date in History
1740: Giovanni Paisiello was born in Taranto. In his lifetime his operas, more than a hundred of them, were acclaimed the most. But Paisiello also composed a lot of symphonies, quartets and some keyboard concertos.
1907: Igor Stravinsky's youthful Symphony in E-flat was performed privately. The concert was arranged by Stravinsky's teacher Rimsky-Korsakov. No composer ever tended his own P-R as much as Stravinsky and he did a good job of downplaying anyone else's influence
World Events on this Date in History
1502: Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his fourth and final voyage to the New World.
1754: The first newspaper cartoon appears in The Pennsylvania Gazette. The picture is of a snake broken into segments and labeled "Join or Die".
1974: The House Judiciary Committee opened its hearing on the possible impeachment of President Nixon.
1980: A Liberian freighter rammed a bridge in Florida's Tampa Bay, collapsing part of the span and dropping 35 people to their deaths. A new $240 million Sunshine Skybridge opened seven years later, on April 30, 1987.