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Strange But True: Feb. 14, 2019


February 14, 2019

* It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

* In Washington state it once was illegal to carry a concealed weapon that was more than 6 feet in length.

* Dominique Bouhours, a Frenchman who lived in the 17th century, was a priest, an essayist and a grammarian. The love of language may have been closest to his heart, though; it’s been reported that the final words he uttered on his deathbed were, “I am about to —...

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