In 1789, George Washington nominated Hopkinson as a U.S. district judge for eastern Pennsylvania—a position that Hopkinson would hold until his death on May 9, 1791, at the age of 53. He died very suddenly of a massive epileptic seizure. He left behind a widow and five children.
Hopkinson’s lifetime output included inventions, musical compositions and writing that ranged from satire to serious essays. Most importantly, having signed the Declaration of Independence, worked on the U.S. flag and supported ratification of the Constitution, his contributions to the United States live on to this day.
The Union Flag of Great Britain as shown is incorrect; it has the red diaganol cross of Ireland which did not appear on the Union Jack until 1801 when Ireland became part of Great Britain. The Union flag before then was the Red Cross on white of St George and the White diagonal Cross on blue of St Andrew of Scotland; which had been the flag of the United Kingdoms of Gt Britain & Scotland since 1603 with the death of Elizabeth and the ascension of James the VI of Scotland to the English throne as James the First. The actual flag didn’t come about until 1605 I think it was when they realized it was a bit stupid there being the 2 different flags on display
You’re probaly getting fed up with me being picky
I never mind being corrected as long as the intent is not a vicious one. Too many people use social media to take out bad tempers on innocents.
Well I certainly am not being picky becauseof a bad temper, just that an excellent post can be spoilt ( in my eyes only I suppose) with an error which though small an unintentional seems to reach igantic proportions in my derainged mind 🙂
Well I certainly am not being picky because of a bad temper, just that an excellent post can be spoilt ( in my eyes only I suppose) with an error which though small and unintentional seems to reach gigantic proportions in my derainged mind 🙂
Think this is the riht one
He did so much, and died at 53? We squander our lives, it seems, since we have so much more of it, then in past days, and most do far less with the time they have.
My father died at 47, Eileen. Too young. I agree about how we waste precious time.
My gosh, much too young. I hope you have wonderful memories of him. My hubster is 89 in a couple of months. I count the days as blessings, for I have been given much–47 years of marriage.