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  1. At least 185 people who were sentenced to death since 1972 have since been exonerated, about 2.4% or one in 42. As of December 16, 2020, 2,591 convicts are still on death row. The Trump administration's Department of Justice announced its plans to resume executions for federal crimes in 2019.

  2. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Shot in the head as he watched the play, Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 am in the Petersen House opposite the theater.

  3. Explore the OLL Collection: Images of Liberty and Power Ludwig von Mises on Rationing in WW2 During the war years the Austrian-American free market economist Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) wrote a number of books which criticised government intervention and control of the economy, especially price controls, rationing, policies of economic autarchy, the diversion of labor and other resources to ...

  4. The founding fathers had crafted a government more favorable to liberty "than any of which the history of former times tells us." Now it was up to their children to serve and expand the great experiment." 4- "Lincoln's early intimacy with traffic loss reinforced a melancholy temperament.

  5. Aug 07, 2017 · She was the goddess of wisdom, learning, art crafts and industry. Her symbol was the owl. Neptune: Poseidon: He was the powerful god of the sea. His symbol was the trident. Ceres: Demeter: She was the goddess of the harvest, always depicted carrying a bundle of grain. Vulcan: Hephaistos: He was the blacksmith of the gods and a god of the ...

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › DemocracyDemocracy - Wikipedia

    Democracy (From Ancient Greek: δημοκρατία, romanized: dēmokratía, dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation ("direct democracy"), or to choose governing officials to do so ("representative democracy").

  7. May 25, 2017 · 'The Spectator', volume 1 of 3 (plus translations and index), comprising previously unpublished eighteenth-century essays, poetry, letters and opinions, originally edited by Addison and Steele, now available in html form, as a free download from Project Gutenberg

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