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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. -- Knute Rockne

Other Notable Events for May 23

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On this date in history:

In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.

In 1829, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for his musical instrument called the accordion.

In 1900, U.S. Army Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was cited ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- Austrian physician/hypnotist Franz Mesmer in 1734
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who later was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named, in 1824
- actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.

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

Defenestration

This Day in History, May 23

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On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for May 22

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On this date in history:

In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at Marshfield, Ind. It was the original Great Train Robbery.

In 1924, the discovery of the body of Bobby Franks, 13, of Chicago led to the arrest and conviction of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in a thrill killing that was ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 22

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Those born on this date include:

- German composer Richard Wagner in 1813
- Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
- actor Laurence Olivier in 1907
- game show announcer Johnny Olson in 1910
- pioneering jazz musician Sun Ra...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015 with 223 to follow.

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

Wright Brothers

This Day in History, May 22

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On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Women get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash. -- Amelia Earhart

Other Notable Events for May 21

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On this date in history:

In 1832, the first Democratic Party national convention convened in Baltimore.

In 1856, Lawrence, Kan., was burned by pro-slavery forces.

In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris, completing the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 21

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Those born on this date include:

- German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471
- King Philip II of Spain, who launched the Spanish Armada, in 1527
- English poet and satirist Alexander Pope in 1688
- French painter Henri Rousseau in 1844
- French diplomat/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leon Bourgeois in 1851
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, May 21, the 141st day of 2015 with 224 to follow.

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

Clara Barton

This Day in History, May 21

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On May 21st, 1881, the American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- Emilie Buchwald

Other Notable Events for May 20

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On this date in history:

In 526, up to 300,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Syria and Antioch.

In 1506, Christopher Columbus died in Spain.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 20

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Those born on this date include:

- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- Canadian explorer Simon Fraser in 1776
- French novelist Honore de Balzac in 1799
- English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 20, the 140th day of 2015 with 225 to follow.

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

Norman Rockwell

This Day in History, May 20

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On May 20th, 1916, the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.

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