May 20, 1998
Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers
Today's Reading: "Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers" by A.E. Houseman (1859-1936).
It was on this day in 1862 that President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, providing 250 million acres of free land to settlers in the West.
It's the birthday in London, 1806, of the philosopher and economist JOHN STUART MILL, best known for advocating "Utilitarianism," or the view that "the greatest happiness of the greatest number" should be the aim of all personal and legislative action.
It's the birthday of novelist Honore de Balzac (THE HUMAN COMEDY), born in Tours, France, in 1799.
Printer William Bradford, who helped establish the first paper mill in America, was born on this day in Leicestershire, England, in 1663.
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