Day 136: May 16 – So Many Men, So Many Opinions

~ The Park of Versailles

Wisdom

I disapproved of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

~ attributed to Voltaire

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Wit

Always tolerate other people’s opinions, but don’t be too broadminded to take your own side of the quarrel.

~ Anon

What Happened

1703: Death of Charles Perrault, the first to write down classic fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood.

1770: The future Louis XVI marries Marie Antoinette at Versailles.

1804: Napoleon is declared Emperor.

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