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Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016: Westphalia is in another land

October 24 in history (via Wikipedia)

1648 – The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War.

Countries, or nation-states as we know them now didn't really exist before this, so this is huge in history. But I have to admit: I don't know where Westphalia is.


What should have been a deep but brief depression became Great because Presidents Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt tried to "do something" about it.

1954  Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.

Oops.


Birthday Quotes

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."

"Perform anonymous service. Whenever we do good for others anonymously, our sense of intrinsic worth and self-respect increases." 

- Stephen Covey (October 241932 – July 162012)


Happy Birthday Bill Wyman! Of all the songs you wrote with the Rolling Stones, this has to be in the top 2:   


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