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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Today in History: Ollie Jr. is Born

Aaa_8 On this date, March 8, 1841, Oliver Wendell Holmes was born at Boston, Massachusetts.  Holmes had a significant influence on contract law, through is writings in The Common Law and his theory that a contract was not a moral obligation, but merely an option to either perform the promised action or pay damages.

He is best remembered by Americans, however, as having the best mustache of any Supreme Court justice.

[Frank Snyder]

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