Today is Thomas Jefferson's Birthday!
As "Father of the University of Virginia" Jefferson insisted the following
"branches of learning" become part of the university curriculum:
Born: April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, the family farm in Albemarle
Died: July 4, 1826
at Monticello, VA.
This was exactly 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence. Jefferson had written the first draft.
from the Report of the Commissioners for the U. of VA, August 4,
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