Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29

August 29, 1632, John Locke, philosopher and writer against religious justifications for government / state sovereignty and in favor of the right of a state's subjects to revolt against oppressive and unjust rule, was born in Wrington, England.

August 29, 1975, √Čamon de Valera, the Irish independence fighter / activist, who became the third President and first Taoiseach of Ireland, died in Dublin, Ireland.