Day 105: April 15 – The End Makes All Equal

~ The Palace of Caserta


Throw all else aside, and hold fast only these few things; further calling to mind at the same time that each of us lives only in the present, this brief moment; the rest is either a life that is past, or is in an uncertain future. Little the life each lives, little the corner of the earth he lives in, little even the longest fame hereafter, and even that dependent on a succession of poor mortals, who will very soon be dead, and have not learnt to know themselves, much less the man who was dead long years ago.

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations



Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.

~ Bill Cosby


What Happened

AD 73: Mass suicide of Jewish rebels at Masada.

1452: Birth of Leonardo da Vinci.

1764: Madam de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV, dies of lung cancer.

1891: US inventor, Thomas Edison, gives a public demonstration of his kinetoscope.

1912: The Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg.

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