May 7

Pope Benedict XVI was installed as Bishop of Rome, 2005. He said the church’s stand on abortion would not change. “Freedom to kill is not a true freedom but a tyranny that reduces the human being into slavery.” he told attendees.

Vietnamese insurgents overran an important French military fortress at Dienbienphu, 1954.

Germany surrendered in World War II, 1945.

Germany and Italy announced a military and governmental pact, 1939.

A German submarine torpedoed the British passenger liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland, 1915. There was no time to rescue passengers; the ship went down quickly with almost 1200 people aboard. The German embassy had run ads in New York City newspapers before the Lusitania left New York, warning prospective passengers that their safety was not assured by Germany.

Two rambunctious wagon drivers were fined in Twin Falls, 1908. “In one instance a man was struck by the team and thrown into the gutter, in the second case the teamster continued his fierce pace despite the fact that a number of little children were directly in his path and had to hustle to reach a safe place.” Twin Falls Times

A mass demonstration in San Francisco called for extension of the Chinese Exclusion Act to include people of Japanese ancestry, 1900.

Composer Johannes Brahms was born, 1833.

Some people think they are worth a lot of money because they have it.

Most things get better by themselves. Most things, in fact, are better by morning. -- Lewis Thomas

Wistful Quotes By Rueful Writers: The wicked have a solid interest that the good never seem to possess. The good are grand for one great rally. Then they go home and work at their business. The cohesive power of public plunder remains on the job. -- Nicholas Murray Butler

Job 10:7-12 (American Standard Version)

 Thou know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.
 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou destroy me.  Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and will thou bring me into dust again?
  Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?
  Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
  Thou hast granted me life and favor, and thy visitation has preserved my spirit.

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