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Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death - of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1841-1935, Justice of the US Supreme Court in an May 30, 1884 speech
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a Crow Indian making a point circa mid-1800s

1873 - This Is Our Land


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Brown v State, 1975. The Opinion of Evans, Given in Rhyme.

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1848 - The Seneca Declaration of Women's Rights

Mrs Stanton and Ms MottProposed law reform some 3-million years late.


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17 sec. clock, Denny v Radar Industries

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