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May 2

English Parliment

1648- The English Parliament passed the Blasphemy Act: “For the preventing of the growth and spreading of Heresie and Blasphemy . . . That all such persons as shall . . . publish that there is no God . . . shall suffer the paines of death, without benefit of Clergie.”

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Daniel Pinkham

Pinkham, Daniel (1923-2006)

Disclaiming any unusual precocity in music, Daniel Pinkham nevertheless recalls the routine of childhood piano lessons ... Read More
Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel (1819-1892)

Samuel Longfellow was born June 13, 1819, in Portland, Maine. He was the youngest of eight ... Read More
John Cordner

Cordner, John (1816-1894)

John Cordner was of Scotch-Irish parentage, and was born in Newry, near Belfast, Ireland, July 3, ... Read More
Samuel Williston

Williston, Samuel (1861-1963)

Biographical Introduction This first recipient of the American Bar Association's gold medal for "conspicuous service to ... Read More