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Quarterman Dates

   June 21

   1633: Galileo abjures, Galileo Galilei is forced by the Inquisition to
   "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views.

   1684: Mass. revoked, King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony

   1788: U.S. Constitution, oldest written Constitution goes into effect
   as New Hampshire state is 9th to ratify. The American Constitution - a
   result of mutiny - officially became effective. The Constitution works
   so well - that many other democracies since have used it as a model
   for their own. "One's mind, once streched by a new idea, never regains
   its original dimensions." OW Holmes

   1788: NH,

   2000: Summer Solstice, The longest day of the year and the beginning
   of summer.


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