Tag Archives: 1863

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray – About marriage


If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

 

Advertisements

Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 18 in F major – II. Andante



Saint-Saëns was a romantic French composer. The music of video is the second movement of the Opus 18, played for Florestan Trio and was written in 1863.

 

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray on tyrants


The greatest tyrants over women are women.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray on Relation to Abuse


If a man’s character is to be abused … there’s nobody like a relation to do the business.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: GEORGE WASHINGTON CREATES THANKSGIVING DAY (1789)


 

 

George Washington Creates Thanksgiving Day (1789)

Though the feast held in 1621 may be better remembered, the first official national Thanksgiving in the US was declared in 1789. On that day, Washington, the president at the time, offered thanks for “the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty” following the revolution. Thanksgiving feasts were declared sporadically until 1863, when President Lincoln established it as a lasting holiday. Traditionally, the president pardons a live turkey each year. Why have recent presidents pardoned two? More… Discuss