A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.” – James Baldwin
July 30: Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is 82. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 57. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 54. Actor Terry Crews (”Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” `’Everybody Hates Chris”) is 50.. Actress Gina Rodriguez (”Jane the Virgin”) is 34.
July 30, 1863: President Lincoln issued “eye-for-eye” order, warning the Confederacy that the Union would shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot and would condemn a rebel prisoner to a life of hard labor for every black prisoner sold into slavery. The order had restraining influence on the Confederate government, through individual commanders and soldiers continued to murder captured black soldiers.