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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt for the dead. -- Gen. Omar Bradley

Other Notable Events for May 5

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On this date in history:

In 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the island of St. Helena.

In 1847, the American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia.

In 1862, Mexican troops, outnumbered 3-1, defeated invading French forces of Napoleon III.

In 1904, Cy Young of the Boston Americans ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 5

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Those born on this date include:

- Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard in 1813
- German political theorist Karl Marx in 1818
- hatmaker John Stetson in 1830
- crusading journalist Nellie Bly in 1864
- author Christopher Morley in 1890
- radio actor Freeman Gosden, Amos of Amos and Andy, in 1899
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday May 5, the 125th day of 2015 with 240 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

Khubilai Khan

This Day in History, May 5

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On May 5th, 1260, Khubilai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire/

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Michel de Montaigne said, There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Other Notable Events for May 4

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On this date in history:

In 1494, on his second expedition to the New World, Columbus discovered Jamaica.

In 1886, four police officers were killed when a bomb was thrown during a meeting of anarchists in Chicago's Haymarket Square protesting labor unrest. (Four leaders of the demonstration, which became known as the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 4

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Those born on this date include:

- Educator Horace Mann in 1796
- English biologist/agnostic Thomas Huxley in 1825
- American landscape painter Frederic Church in 1826
- New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis Spellman in 1889
- former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 1928 (age 87)
- musician Maynard ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015 with 241 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

May Fourth Movement

This Day in History, May 4

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On May 4th, 1919, the May Fourth Movement took place in Tiananmen Square.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Fifty percent of people won't vote and 50 percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same 50 percent. -- Gore Vidal

Other Notable Events for May 3

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On this date in history:

In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated.

In 1919, U.S. airplane passenger service began when pilot Robert Hewitt flew two women from New York to Atlantic City, N.J.

In 1937, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

In 1948, the CBS Evening ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli in 1469
- British explorer John Speke, who discovered the source of the Nile, in 1827
- journalist Jacob August Riis in 1849
- French perfume-maker Francois Coty in 1874
- Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1898
- singer...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2015 with 242 to follow.

The moon is full. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

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This Day in History, May 3

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On May 3rd, 1956, the first judo world championships were held.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. -- Anatole France

Other Notable Events for May 2

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On this date in history:

In 1519, Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist, scientist and inventor, died at age 67.

In 1611, a new translation of the Bible in England, popularly called the King James Bible after King James I, was published.

In 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was mistakenly shot ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 2

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Those born on this date include:

- Catherine the Great, empress of Russia, in 1729
- Gen. Henry Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order, in 1837
- pioneer Zionist Theodor Herzl in 1860
- gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in 1885
- baseball Hall of Fame member Eddie Collins in 1887
- German fighter ace ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2015 with 243 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

Good Housekeeping

This Day in History, May 2

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On May 2nd, 1885, "Good Houekeeping" went on sale for the first time.

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