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Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or very foolish imagine otherwise

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 Today in History - 9/23

  • 951 Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
  • 1122 Concord of Worms
  • 1408 Battle of Oth‚e
  • 1513 King Henry III and Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • 1561 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
  • 1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • 1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren