On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1677: 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1789: 1st American novel, WH Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” is published.
 
On this Day in History in 1818: Keats writes his poem “On a Lock of Milton’s Hair”.
 
On this Day in History in 1827: Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing.
 
On this Day in History in 1846: 1st edition of Charles Dickens’ “Daily News”.
 
On this Day in History in 1890: 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper.
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Quote of the Day

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
 
Vladimir Nabokov

Quote of the Day

If the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.
 
Terence McKenna