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Paths of the Wise

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Josh Billings

Paths of the Not-So-Wise

It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.
Bad analogies on high school papers

Milestones on this Date in History

1731: First lady Martha Washington

1921: Actress Jane Russell

1925: Actress Maureen Stapleton

1947: Actress Meredith Baxter

Music on this Date in History

1813: There was inspiration for Beethoven in the form of Wellington's victory. He composed a "Battle Symphony" using French and British patriotic music and the sounds of actual muskets, fired at specific intervals like percussion instruments.

1908: Rimsky-Korsakov died. The death of Rimsky-Korsakov is particularly tragic because his music was advancing rapidly in those last few years.

1948: Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated an LP or long-playing record

1958: Bobby Darin recorded the song "Splish Splash" which he wrote in ten minutes

1993: Two piano concert goes by the British composer Ronald Stevenson have been recorded by Murray McLachlan on the Olympia label. The concert goes are called "The Continents" and "Faust Triptych." The Cheetham School of Music Orchestra is c

World Events on this Date in History

1788: The Constitution became effective when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

1982: John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the March 1981 shooting of President Reagan and three other people.

1985: International experts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, conclusively identified the bones of a 1979 drowning victim as the remains of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele, ending a 40-year search for the so-called "angel of death" of the Auschwitz concentrat