John Young Brown (1835–1904) represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of
Representatives and served as its 31st governor. He was first elected to
the House in 1859, but was initially too young to serve. Re-elected in
1866, he was denied his seat because of alleged disloyalty to the Union
during the Civil War. After an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1871,
Brown served in the House from 1872 to 1877, and was censured for a
speech excoriating Massachusetts Representative Benjamin F. Butler.
Brown was elected governor of Kentucky in 1891, but little of
significance was accomplished during his term as time was spent adapting
the state's laws to the new constitution. He hoped the legislature would
elect him to the U.S. Senate after his term ended in 1895, but the
deaths of two of his children ended his political ambitions. After the
Republicans won the 1895 election, William Goebel was chosen as the
Democrats' 1899 candidate, although a disgruntled faction selected
Brown. Goebel won the election, but was assassinated in 1900; Brown
represented Caleb Powers, an alleged conspirator in the assassination,
at his first trial.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Khmelnytsky Uprising: The Zaporozhian Cossacks began clashing
with forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of
Berestechko in the Volhynia Region of present-day Ukraine.
The United States Court of Private Land Claims ruled that the
title claimed by James Reavis to 18,600 sq mi (48,000 km2) in
present-day Arizona and New Mexico was "wholly fictitious and
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie,
Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated (Ferdinand's blood-stained
uniform pictured) by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip during a
motorcade in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I.
In response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York
City, groups of gay and transgender people began to riot against New
York City Police officers, a watershed event for the worldwide gay
The Coalition Provisional Authority dissolved after handing the
governance of Iraq to the Iraqi Interim Government.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(informal, humorous) Heavy metal umlauts; umlauts over letters in the
name of a heavy metal band (as in "Motörhead", "Queensrÿche" and
"Mötley Crüe"), added gratuitously for mere stylistic effect.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
￼ I observed, "Love is the fulfilling of the law, the end of
the commandment." It is not only "the first and great" command, but all
the commandments in one. "Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise," they are all
comprised in this one word, love. ￼