Monthly Archives: December 2015

Today in 1845

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Uncategorized on Dec 29, 2015.

U.S. President James Polk signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.

Strange Laws

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Uncategorized on Dec 24, 2015.

Strange Laws that can date back very far. Most of these laws remain in the books today, even if rarely enforced.

Van Gogh chops off ear

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Commercial Litigation on Dec 23, 2015.

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France.He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.

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