The radio quiz show “It Pays to be Ignorant” moved to TV, 1949. A parody of shows where contestants tried to give right answers, the program offered viewers a panel of “experts who are dumber than you are and can prove it.”
Haile Selassie, an emperor without a country, arrived in Britain to plead the case of Ethiopian independence from Italy, 1936.
The Dalai Lama was born, 1935. The term Dalai Lama refers both to a person and a title. The Dalai Lama was leader and chief priest of the Buddhist nation of Tibet for centuries. The current Dalai Lama led the nation until 1951, when the Communist Chinese claimed a role in the government. In 1959, Tibetans rebelled against the Chinese. The rebellion was crushed, and the Dalai Lama went into exile.
Mobster Al Capone’s house in Palm Island, Florida was seized, 1931, by a lawyer who said Capone owed him $50,000. Sheriff’s deputies began removing furniture before word came from Capone saying he wanted to negotiate.
Chicago’s elevated railway began service, 1892.
The business district of Seattle was a total loss after fire swept the town, 1889.
Expenditures for the month of May 1868 at Idaho Territorial Prison: $1490.33 to provide room and board for 12 prisoners and to pay two guards and a prison keeper.
The First National Bank of Idaho opened, 1867, in Boise, giving the frontier town immediate credibility in the eyes of bankers around the country.
The British revenue boat "Gaspee" ran aground near Providence, Rhode Island, 1772, and was burned by colonists. The agents on the boat had been guarding against tax-evading smugglers.
Two ships arrived at Louisiana, 1716, carrying 500 African slaves.
Soldiers of New England attacked Port Royal, Nova Scotia (now Annapolis Royal), 1707. The twelve-day siege was intended to cripple the ability of the French to send raiding parties into New England. The campaign was unsuccessful.
Many diet plans do more for the will power than for the waistline.
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know. -- Mark Twain
John 20:8-9 (American Standard Version)
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre [of Jesus], and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
Quotes About the Importance of Prayer: For nothing reaches the heart but what is from the heart, or pierces the conscience but what comes from a living conscience. -- William Penn
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