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Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014: 400 miles

April 11: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1957 – "United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule." We need more Singapores. A world of tens of thousands of city-states would be far superior to our antiquated nation-state system.

1976 – "The Apple I is created." Whatever became of that company?

2006 – "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium." As is its right under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!" - George Canning (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827)

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead." - Leo Rosten (April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997)

"The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves." Ellen Goodman (born April 11, 1941)

Song of the Day

Stuart Adamson (11 April 1958 – 16 December 2001) of Big Country should have turned 56 today:

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