This Day in Quotes
The famous quotations and phrases linked to each day of the year
November 19, 2023
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – and Lord Buckley’s “hip translation” . . .
On November 19, 1863 , President Abraham Lincoln gave a brief speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at the dedication of a cemetery for t...
November 12, 2023
The genesis of “the Almighty Dollar” – from Genesis to Washington Irving...
The word almighty , used in connection with God, appears 57 times in the King James Version of the Bible. Starting in the Book of Genes...
November 08, 2023
“O Liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!”
In 1781, a young French woman named Marie-Jeanne Philippon married wealthy businessman Jean-Marie Roland , thus becoming known as Madame ...
November 04, 2023
As Maine goes, so goes: (a) the nation (b) Vermont . . .
In the November 1936 presidential election , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected for a second term in a landslide victory o...
October 11, 2023
“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” (and finger-eating wolverines)
On October 11, 1975 , at 11:30pm Eastern Time, a new TV comedy show debuted on the NBC network. It opened with a wacky skit featu...
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