Day 138: May 18 – Art Improves Nature

~ The Park of Versailles


We must cultivate our own garden

~ Voltaire



What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What Happened

1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries King Henry II.

1525: Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder is born.

1803: England declares war on Napoleon’s France.

1846: Birth of Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge.

1868: Birth of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II.

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