5-11 February 1935

  • Tues 8 Feb:  The first opera in the United States, “Flora,” opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Fri 11 Feb:  Benjamin Franklin publishes “A Man of Sense,” an account of a conversation he supposedly heard in the street, in his Pennsylvania Gazette.  It comes to the conclusion that a man, no matter how many sciences he has mastered, is not a man of sense until he has learned the Science of Virtue, he is just “a Fool, a Dunce, and a Blockhead.”  It’s pretty great.

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