Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Schott's Miscellany 21 November 2009

Harry Truman became the first U.S. president to travel in a submarine (1946)


The LIBERTY BELL is inscribed with the biblical text "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" [Leviticus 25.10]. The bell (c.1 ton in weight and 3.7 meters around the lip) was first rung on July 8, 1776, to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence; it was rung for the final time in 1846 on the anniversary of Washington's birthday, when it cracked irreparably. Today, the bell hangs in Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Pavilion and is, apparently, still gently tapped every July 4.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

  • on the Word Press blog

    Here's what's been on DeCandido dot Word Press dot com over the last month..... My 2005 Spider-Man novel Down These Mean Streets will be released…

  • on the Word Press blog

    Here's what's gone on in the last month on the blog that I regularly update.............. I appeared on SciFi4Me's "Live from the Bunker," talkin'…

  • on the Word Press blog

    Here's what I've posted on over the last five and a half weeks: A panel on the 50th anniversary of The Eye of Argon, the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment