Day 147: May 27 – Civilization Is Just A Slow Process Of Learning To Be Kind

~ The Palace of Versailles


The first person who fenced in a piece of land, ventured to say: ‘This is mine,’ and found others simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society.

~ Rousseau



Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.

~ Harley Allen

What Happened

1199: Coronation of King John of England.

1332: Birth of Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

1564: Death of John Calvin.

1840: Death of Genoese violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini.

1941: The British Navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck.

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