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Hanna Nina Jameson on Twitter: "There was a throwaway sentence in a textbook I was reading: "In 1793, the French actress Olympe de Gouges was guillotined by the Jacobins, ...
There was a throwaway sentence in a textbook I was reading: "In 1793, the French actress Olympe de Gouges was guillotined by the Jacobins, after daring to demand political rights for women as well as men." Of course I had to find out who she was, and why I'd never heard of her.
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december 2018 by coslinks
Stephen T. Badin's Ordination Was a First - Website
It was a historic moment in the old cathedral of Baltimore when Bishop John Carroll recited the words of ordination and the thirty-year-old man in front of him gave his replies. On this day, May 25, 1793, Stephen Theodore Badin became the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in the young United States of America.
Noah Webster's Exemplary Christian Mind - Website
"Education is useless without the Bible." The man who said that carried one of the most famous names in America. People don't know much about him these days, but any time they want to look up the meaning of a word, they are likely to turn to a dictionary that echoes his fame on its cover: Noah Webster.
december 2011 by CHRISTIAN_HISTORY
Botanic Notables: Chêne Chappelle (Chapel Oak) | Garden Design
"The chapels were built in 1696, when lightening burned through the tree. Two pious locals—the Abbot du Detroit, and father Du Cerceau—regarded the hollowed trunk as a potential new sort of sanctuary to the Virgin Mary. They built a small alter space, which they would call Notre Dame de la Paix (Our Lady of Peace). Then, an exterior spiral staircase and a second small chapel was added. This was the Chambre de l'Ermite (the Hermit's Room).

Thus established as a symbol of clerical power, the oak literally fell under fire during the French Revolution. In 1793, a insurgent crowd threatened to torch the tree in the name of a new republic and church. Again, a villager swept in and updated the oak tree's image, renaming it the "temple of reason" (a sacrosanct epithet during the Enlightenment). A plaque was hung, and the mob retreated."
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august 2011 by mattedgar

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