Many listings are mere mentions; some significant, some trivial. In a day-by-day chronology, much of a trivial nature is included, which scholars and researchers may ultimately judge, in context, to be significant. Many speeches, readings and lectures are indexed, but these are not meant to be complete. Readers should seek individual entries in a given timeframe for more specifics. Many readings included several set pieces, and not all lectures were such in the common meaning of the term at that time.
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