" How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, “Who in the world am I?” Ah, that's the great puzzle! "
Lewis Carroll

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Brandeis Sworn in as Justice of US Supreme Court

Brandeis was an American lawyer and the author of the Brandeis Brief, a report that detailed the impact of long working hours on women and revolutionized the practice of law. He was also a leader of the American Zionist movement. Appointed to the Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, he served until 1939 and was the first Jew to hold that office. Brandeis University, a liberal arts university located in Waltham, Massachusetts, is named after him. What other institutions bear his name?



American Craft

Witnessing the late 19th century severance of American culture from its Colonial American and Native American craft roots, early proponents of the American craft movement began to advocate for well-designed and crafted objects in the American home. Today, independent studio artists continue that work by producing fine art using methods such as glass blowing, pottery, and weaving. What pioneer of the American craft movement is best known for the lamps that bear his name?

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Pat Garrett

Garrett was a lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was appointed sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, in 1880. As sheriff, he was charged with tracking down and arresting Henry McCarty, a jail escapee and participant in the Lincoln County War, better known as Billy the Kid. How did Garrett ultimately succeed in killing "the Kid," and why did this act eventually sully his reputation?

Last updated on Thursday, 5th June 2008

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