On this date in 1687, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (Robert LaSalle) was murdered by his own men while on an exploratory mission in Texas searching for the Mississippi River. He was only 43, and his body was left outside for the animals to eat. Talk about crazy!
Ecclesiastes 8:7-8 (NIV)
7 Since no one knows the future,
who can tell someone else what is to come?
8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it,
so[a] no one has power over the time of their death.
As no one is discharged in time of war,
so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
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