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Today's selected anniversaries:
A Royal Charter was granted to the Bank of England as the
English Government's banker.
The National Convention ordered the arrest and execution of
Reign of Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre after he encouraged the
execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the French Revolution".
University of Toronto researchers led by Frederick Banting
proved that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
Bugs Bunny debuted in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
Members of Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted to overthrow the
government of Trinidad and Tobago by taking hostages at the Red House
including Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson, before surrendering six days
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To serve as a warning or omen.
2. (transitive) To signify; to denote.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were
we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or
snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ’Twas so; but this, all
pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desired, and
got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking
souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of
other sights controls, And makes one little room an everywhere.
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