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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Republic of Formosa was inaugurated in Taiwan, proclaiming
independence from Qing China.
The British parliament passed the Third Home Rule Act,
establishing a devolved government in Ireland.
Employees of the Remington Rand company began an 11-month
strike action, during which time the company executives developed the
notorious "Mohawk Valley formula" to intimidate the strikers.
Englishmen Joe Brown and George Band became the first to climb
Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, but stopped
short of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim
that the top would remain inviolate.
During a speech to a joint session of the United States
Congress, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced his support for the
Apollo space program (insignia pictured), with "the goal, before this
decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(politics) A policy of deliberate inactivity.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do
not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun
illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the
heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward
senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the
spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with
heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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