Defining the Future

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“Study the past if you would define the future.” 
Confucius

 The Future

Throughout the centuries, June 28th has given us historical moments that defined our present.

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander, the Great was born on this day in 356BC

“We are, by the sufferance of God, King of England; and the Kings of England in times past never had any superior but God.”  King Henry VIII was born on this day in 1491.

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains. Those who think themselves the masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they.”  Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born today in 1712.

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.” Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey today in 1838 

“Shot heard ‘round the world” that led to WWI.  Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife, were assassinated today in 1914.

Today, June 28, 2013, there are events that are occurring throughout our global world that will define the future.  Looking back, we can see seemingly unimportant decisions and acts had an exponential impact on humanity’s timeline. It would be interesting to know how  generations yet to come will consider our contribution to their past.