Daily Archives: April 19, 2020

malibu drive

 

The sun’s bright, the sky bluest,

The air sweet, the breeze mildest, 

The choir of nature gaily caroling

The wonder of the world it bears.

 

 

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Addendum – Today in History

  • 245 years ago today, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • 77 years ago today, Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed the abandonment of the Gold Standard and ordered the confiscation of privately owned gold coins.
  • 69 years ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress with a quotation from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”