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Sioux author, Charles Eastman, (1858-1939):

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilisation… In them was vested our standard of morals and purity of blood.


Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi, (b.1876, d.16th March, 1957)

Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action.


American novelist, Carson McCullers, (1917-1967):

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colours are distilled from the experience of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.


Other birthdays today include Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543); Gabrielle Munter (1877-1962); Lee Marvin (1924 -1987); Smokey Robinson (b.1940); Prince Andrew (b.1960) and Seal (b.1963)

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On this day, in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph; in 1913 the shortest ever presidency of any country was held by President of Mexico, Pedro Lascurain, lasting 45 minutes; in 1963, Betty friedan’s ‘The Feminist Mystique’ was published and in 1985 the first episode of BBC soap opera ‘Eastenders’ was broadcast.