Archive for October 12th, 2021

October 12th, 2021 - 8:57 pm § in Misc.

Whose child is this?

Can a white man own a black child stolen from Africa and shipped to Britain to be a servant? (No. Lord Mansfield ruled in 1772 that slavery was never legal in Britain; details here.) Nevertheless, back in 1719 or thereabouts, this was common practice. So, whose child is it? Historians want to know. [...]

October 12th, 2021 - 8:38 pm § in Law and Courts

Whose letter is it?

On July 21, 1780, Hamilton wrote a letter to Lafayette warning the British were moving against French forces in Rhode Island. The letter ended up in the Massachusetts state archives, from where it was stolen by a “kleptomaniac cataloguer” sometime between 1938 and 1945, who apparently so[...]

October 12th, 2021 - 5:28 pm § in Democrats, Humor, Politics

Democrats reply to GOP’s Oregon redistricting lawsuit

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October 12th, 2021 - 10:49 am § in Health

Daily aspirin out of favor

A federally-sponsored medical panel may soon recommend that people over 60 shouldn’t take aspirin to prevent a heart disease or stroke unless they’ve already had one, because the potential harm cancels out the benefits, CNN reported on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Read story here.) Taking[...]