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Thought for today ‘To spare one­self from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of to­tal de­tach­ment, which ex­cludes the abil­ity to ex­pe­ri­ence hap­pi­ness.’ Erich Fromm Ger­man-Amer­i­can psy­cho­an­a­lyst and au­thor (1900-1980)

1649 — The Mary­land Tol­er­a­tion Act, pro­vid­ing for free­dom of wor­ship for all Chris­tians, was passed by the Mary­land as­sem­bly. 1789 — John Adams was sworn in as the first vice pres­i­dent of the United States. 1836 — An army of Tex­ans led by Sam Houston de­feated the Mex­i­cans at San Jac­into, as­sur­ing Texas in­de­pen­dence. 1910 — Au­thor Samuel Langhorne Cle­mens, bet­ter known as Mark Twain, died in Red­ding, Con­necti­cut, at age 74. 1930 — Fire broke out inside the over­crowded Ohio Pen­i­ten­tiary in Colum­bus, killing 332 in­mates. 1942 — The first edi­tion of “The Stranger” (L’Etranger), Al­bert Ca­mus’ highly in­flu­en­tial ab­sur­dist novel, was pub­lished in Nazi-oc­cu­pied Paris by Gal­li­mard. 1955 — The Jerome Lawrence-Robert Lee play “In­herit the Wind,” in­spired by the Scopes trial of 1925, opened at the Na­tional Theatre in New York. 1960 — Brazil in­au­gu­rated its new cap­i­tal, Brasilia, trans­fer­ring the seat of na­tional gov­ern­ment from Rio de Janeiro. 1962 — The Cen­tury 21 Ex­po­si­tion, also known as the Seattle World’s Fair, be­gan a six-month run. 1977 — The mu­si­cal play “Annie,” based on the “Lit­tle Or­phan Annie” comic strip, opened on Broad­way, begin­ning a run of 2,377 per­for­mances. 1986 — A re­dis­cov­ered vault in Chicago’s Lex­ing­ton Ho­tel that was linked to Al Capone was opened dur­ing a widely watched live TV spe­cial hosted by Ger­aldo Rivera; aside from a few bot­tles and a sign, the vault turned out to be empty. 1992 — Robert Al­ton Har­ris be­came the first per­son ex­e­cuted by the state of Cal­i­for­nia in 25 years as he was put to death in the gas cham­ber for the 1978 mur­der of two teenage boys, John Mayeski and Michael Baker.

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