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quotation: “A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use,…”


A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.

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this day in history


Lead Story
Building of Hoover Dam begins, 1930
American Revolution
Battle of Hubbardton, 1777
Automotive
Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash, 2000
Civil War
Kit Carson’s campaign against the Indians, 1863
Cold War
Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR, 1983
Crime
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government, 1865
Disaster
Tanker accident causes deadly fire, 1987
General Interest
The impeachment of Senator Blount, 1797
U.S. occupies Iceland, 1941
Female cadets enrolled at West Point, 1976
O’Connor nominated to Supreme Court, 1981
Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour, 2005
Hollywood
Johnny Depp stars in second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, 2006
Literary
Birthday of Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, Dr. Watson, 1852
Music
“The Stripper,” by David Rose, becomes the #1 pop hit in America, 1962
Old West
Warren Earp killed in Arizona, 1900
Presidential
Future President Jimmy Carter marries, 1946
Sports
Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon, 1912
Vietnam War
China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi, 1955
New ambassador arrives in Saigon, 1964
First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam, 1969
World War I
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established, 1917
World War II
Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners, 1942

quotation: …when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle


…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

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quotation: “You see, but you do not observe.” Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)


You see, but you do not observe.

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QUOTATION: Arthur Conan Doyle


Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

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QUOTATION: Arthur Conan Doyle


It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

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QUOTATION: Arthur Conan Doyle


It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

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Quotation: Arthur Conan Doyle about exceptions


I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.

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Quotation: Arthur Conan Doyle about LIFE


Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

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Quotation: Arthur Conan Doyle


It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.

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THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES – (adventures 1-2)


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Part 1. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Mark F. Smith.

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Today’s Birthday: SIR BASIL RATHBONE (1892)


Sir Basil Rathbone (1892)

Rathbone was a British actor who made his film debut in the 1920s. With his distinctive voice and gaunt appearance, he was cast as a villain in several swashbuckling movies. He won praise for his roles inRomeo and Juliet and If I Were King, but he became best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a series of films beginning with 1939’sThe Hound of the Baskervilles. Why did his English family have to flee South Africa when he was just three years old? More… Discuss