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In 2005, a 67-year-old textile tycoon in India, Vijaypat Singhania, set the world record for the highest flight in a hot-air balloon, reaching 69,852 feet over Mumbai.
On this day in 1776, the body of Peyton Randolph is returned to Williamsburg, Virginia, for re-interment at his alma mater, the College of William and Mary. In Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first souls to enter King Tutankhamen’s tomb in more than 3,000 years.
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The Great Diamond Hoax, one of the most notorious mining swindles of the time, is exposed with an article in the San Francisco Evening Bulletin.
He also kisses Anne after the dance, saying, “I were unmannerly, to take you out,/ And not to kiss you.” When the Cardinal suggests that the King’s enthusiasm for his partner might not be appropriate, “Your grace,/ I fear, with dancing is a little heated,” the King acknowledges this possibility, “I fear, too much,” but Anne’s response is not alluded to through lines or stage directions. Chamberlain Because they speak no English, thus they pray’d To tell your grace, that, having heard by fame Of this so noble and so fair assembly This night to meet here, they could do no less Out of the great respect they bear to beauty, But leave their flocks; and, under your fair conduct, Crave leave to view these ladies and entreat An hour of revels with ’em.
The gatecrashers wear masks so that none of the ladies know with whom they are dancing.
The 30-year-old Dodgson, better known by his nom de plume Lewis Carroll, made up the story one day on a picnic with young Alice and her two sisters,...