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Today is Day 3 of 2024


On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swi'mmi'ng,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings.
Four colly birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

1521
Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther.
See papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem (It Pleases the Roman Pontiff).

1882
Writer Oscar Wilde arrives in New York for a lecture tour.
When asked at Customs if he had anything to declare, he answers, Nothing but my genius.
While in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado, he saw a sign at the local salon that said: Please don't shoot the piano player. He is doing the best he can.
Wilde would later say it was the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across.


This Day at the New Yorker


Proverb:
"The one whose hand is in fire is not like the one whose hand is in water." ~ Arab Proverb

        


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