Day 150: May 30 – Mettle Is Dangerous In A Blind Horse

~ The Park of Versailles


Passions destroy more prejudices than philosophy. And how would lies resist passion? Passions sometimes weaken the truth.

~ Denis Diderot



A lie can be half-way round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

~ James Callaghan


What Happened

1746: Birth of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya.

1853: Birth of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

1856: Treaty ending the Crimean War is signed.

1867: Russia sells Alaska to the US for $7.2 million.

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