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Argosy Books

Louis Cohen, a bibliophile and rare book collector who founded Argosy Books in Manhattan, died at 87 on this date in 1991. Cohen stocked the White House libraries of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, established libraries for the University of Texas and the University of Kansas, and donated thousands of Hebrew books to Bar-Ilan University […]

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June 12: Freedom of Religion

The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written principally by George Mason, was ratified by the Fifth Virginia Convention at Williamsburg, Virginia on this date in 1776. Its sixteenth article declared that “religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not […]

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