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Harvard University
[1636 - Massachusetts General Court provides college funds; Harvard University is founded]

Orator, Feminist, Writer Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
[1842 - Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, author, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Chef Auguste Escoffier
[1846 - (Georges) Auguste Escoffier, master chef, born in Villeneuve-Loubet, France]

Photojournalist Gilbert H. Grosvenor
[1875 - Gilbert H. Grosvenor, editor National Geographic, born at Istanbul, Turkey]

Statue of Liberty
[1886 - Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, dedicated by President Cleveland]

Designer Edith Head
[1897 - Edith Head, Academy Award-winning costume designer, born in San Bernardino, California]

Actress Elsa Lanchester
[1902 - Elsa Lanchester (Elizabeth Sullivan), actress, born in London]

Dr. Jonas Salk, Polio Vaccine
[1914 - Dr. Jonas Salk, medical researcher (Salk polio vaccine), born in New York City]

Prohibition enforcement by revenuers
[1919 - Congress passes Volstead Act enforcing Prohibition Amendment]

[1940 - Greek resistance and Greek military turn back Mussolini's troops; Ohi (No!) Day]

President Kennedy meets with Bobby during Cuban Missile Crisis
[1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an head]

Compassionate Conservative Creed

The specificity of your reciprocity determines my capacity for generosity.
The mendacity of my philosophy measures the perspicacity of my hypocrisy.

William's Whimsical Words:

In other words, I am compassionate when it suits my purpose, but at other times I will lie to you.

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