1790: George Washington on Bigotry

It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no
assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean
themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport, Rhode Island.

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1862: The Arsenic Waltz

Colorful dresses in the
mid-nineteenth century in Europe and the U.S. earned their wonderful hues from
dangerous materials, such as arsenic, which made an unknown number ill and likely proved fatal to more than a few. The public was well aware of the cause and effect.

Source: The Wellcome Library of London, England.

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