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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - SEPTEMBER 10th

Benjamin Franklin, Quote

“Remember that time is money.” ~ Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748)

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it ... the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ~ On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor (1766)

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.” ~ Poor Richard's Almanack (1733 – 1758)

“A Cat In Gloves, Catches No Mice” ~ Poor Richard's Almanack (1733 – 1758)

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little

Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

~ An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania (1759)

~ Benjamin Franklin

On the Value of Liberty, Safety, Time, Virtue and Wealth

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(Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman.)

This Day in History

September 10th, 1570

Pere Marquette and the Indians [at the Mississippi River], oil painting (1869) by Wilhelm Lamprecht (1838–1906), at Marquette University

Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.

Wikipedia  Painting: Father Jacques Marquette; Pere Marquette and the Indians [at the Mississippi River], oil painting (1869) by Wilhelm Lamprecht (1838–1906), at Marquette University


September 10th, 1776

American Revolutionary War Collage American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army

American Revolutionary War:
1776 - Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.

Wikipedia  Paintings: Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutz; Battle of the Chesapeake, French (left) and British (right) lines; Battle of Bunker Hill, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull; The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 13, 1782, by John Singleton Copley; Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, 1781; "The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder; Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797).
Nathan Hale, City Hall Park, New York.


September 10th, 1846

Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine

Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

Wikipedia  Photo: Richmond & Backus Co. Sewing Room, Detroit, Michigan


September 10th, 1939

World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss

World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss.

Wikipedia  Photo: H.M.S. Nelson, flagship of Admiral Sir Charles Forbes, at anchor in Loch Ewe on 1st October 1939. The Times


September 10th, 1942

World War II: Madagascar Campaign; British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar

World War II: Madagascar Campaign; British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations.

Wikipedia  Photo: December 1942. Four Westland Lysander Mark IIIA reconnaissance planes of No. 1433 Flight RAF, based at Ivato, over typical Madagascar countryside, following the end of the campaign. (Photographer: Sgt J.D. Morris).


September 10th, 1946

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries

Mother Teresa: While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.

Wikipedia  Photo: Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries.


September 10th, 2008

Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland

Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

Wikipedia  Photo: CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory