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Paths of the Wise
- Are you aware that you're on fire?
- Geoff Booth
Paths of the Not-So-Wise
- She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again.
- Bad analogies on high school papers
Milestones on this Date in History
1840: Pioneer psychologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing
1860: Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton
1863: Writer Ernest Thayer ("Casey at the Bat")
1867: English novelist John Galsworthy
1946: Actress Susan Saint James
Music on this Date in History
1814: A comic opera by Rossini, "Turk in Italy," was premiered at La Scala. Rossini was then 22. Rossini achieved his first success with one-act comedies in his late teens. His first two full-length operas were the drama "Tancredi" and the c
1876: The first "Ring" Cycle at Bayreuth continued with "Die Walkyre," and the first reviews began to appear in print. Wagnerites in London and Paris hailed the operas. But even the most diehard Wagner fans reported that the Bayreuth theater
World Events on this Date in History
1900: 2,000 American Marines joined with European forces to capture Beijing, ending the Boxer Rebellion against the Western presence in China.
1935: Congress passed the Social Security Act and President Roosevelt immediately signed it into law.
1945: President Truman announced that Japan had accepted terms for unconditional surrender, ending World War II.