Day 1: January 1 – Everything Must Have A Beginning

The Long Corridor, Summer Palace Beijing



The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout;

the tower of nine storeys rose from a (small) heap of earth;

the journey of a thousand li commenced with a single step.

~ Lao Tzu


On This Day

1449: Lorenzo de’ Medici (the Magnificent) is born.

1729: British statesman Edmund Burke is born.

1863: The Emancipation Proclamation becomes becomes the law, thus freeing 4 million American slaves.


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