“Now he belongs to the ages” – or maybe to the angels…

Three famous quotations are linked to the assassination and death of President Abraham Lincoln. Many history and quotation books say that after John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. he shouted “Sic semper tyrannis!” That Latin phrase — which means “Thus always to tyrants!” — was and … Read more

Oh, the irony! Tax Day is also a legal anniversary of “Plop, plop, fizz, fizz…”

America’s federal income tax was first created by Congress in 1861, to help fund the Union Army during the Civil War. The original deadline set for paying the tax was June 30. In 1895, that first Federal income tax law was declared unconstitutional and overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. This little legal problem was … Read more