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October 3, 2009

Fears of Some People

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
—George Bancroft

Source: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac for Saturday, October 3, 2009.
> Today is the birthday of George Bancroft born this day in 1800 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was an historian and statesman, and was acting Secretary of the Navy when the US Naval School (later, the US Naval Academy) was established on October 10, 1845 on the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland. He died on January 17, 1891 in Washington, D.C.
> Bancroft Hall at the US Naval Academy was built in 1901–06 and is named in honor of George Bancroft.

Posted by niganit at October 3, 2009 6:17 PM
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