322nd Day of the Year / 44 Days Remaining
“A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.”
~ James B. Stockdale, vice admiral of U.S. Navy (1923-2005)
On this day:
1734 - John Peter Zenger was arrested for seditious libel and held in jail for ten months before his case went to trial. Alexander Hamilton represented him and despite heavy pressure from the Governor’s judges, was found not guilty. This case was important for setting a precedent of freedom of the press before America became an independent nation.
1973 - President Richard Nixon makes his famous “I am not a crook” speech concerning the fallout over Watergate.
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