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It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence

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 Today in History - 4/23

  • 1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
  • 1154 Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
  • 1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
  • 1500 Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
  • 1501 Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon
  • 1504 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • 1616 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England