"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…"

Stretching the remit, slightly.. History geeks may be interested in this wonderful series of posts at The Sheila Variations in celebration of this date in 1776 when “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America” was formally adopted by the Continental Congress. What may be less well known, outside of the US, is that 50 years after that revolutionary event, to the day, the two main architects of that Revolution, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died within hours of each other. – More on the Declaration here, here, here, and here, and all posts in between.

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