Day 144: May 24 – What Defines A Man

~ The Palace of Versailles



Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

~ Blaise Pascal, Pensees


What is man in nature? Nothing in comparison to the infinite, all in comparison to nothing, a mean between nothing and everything.

~ Blaise Pascal, Pensees

What Happened 

1543: Death of Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus.

1819: Birth of Queen Victoria in Kensington Palace.

1844: Samuel Morse sends the first telegraph message, from Washington to Baltimore.

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