A Lake Tahoe casino owner was asked to explain a shrinking Bingo prize, 1955. The Cal-Neva Casino had advertised that a new Cadillac would be given to the person covering their card first in the final game of the 1954 season. But the happy winner was less joyful when he was given only $250.
Boxer “Marvelous Marvin” Hagler was born, 1954. He was world middleweight champion in the 1980s.
The British Parliament approved the plan for independence for Palestine in 10 years, 1939, with power to be divided between Jews and Arabs.
A Navy submarine, the USS Squalus, sank near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1939. Thirty-three of the fifty-nine men aboard were rescued.
Settlers at Boonesborough held a convention to organize a government, 1775. The area which comprised all of the present state of Kentucky and part of Tennessee, was called Transylvania by the pioneers.
Pirate captain William Kidd was hanged in London, 1701. Kidd was a privateer who hunted smugglers and pirates, but he also committed a few acts of piracy himself. He lived in New York City for several years as a law-abiding sea captain. New Yorkers were surprised when Kidd was charged with piracy.
Swedes dislodged the Dutch from a fort the Dutch had built in New Sweden, 1654. Both Swedes and Dutch claimed the property -- the Indians had sold it to both groups, but the Swedes had bought it first.
Jacques Cartier left France on his third voyage to America, 1541. He brought some settlers and missionaries who would make the area around Quebec into a French colony. But no one in the group had planned sufficiently for the Canadian winters and after a miserable stay, most were willing to return to France the following spring.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. -- Mark Twain
The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands. -- Arthur H. Stainback
Song of Solomon 8:6 (American Standard Version)
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which have a most vehement flame.
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