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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it. – William Saroyan

Other Notable Events for August 31

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On this date in history:

In 1897, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for his movie camera, the Kinetograph.

In 1888, prostitute Mary Ann Nichols became the first reported victim of the London serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

In 1903, a Packard automobile completed a 52-day journey from San Francisco to New...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman Emperor Caligula in A.D. 12
- Italian educator Maria Montessori in 1870
- actor Fredric March in 1897
- entertainer Arthur Godfrey in 1903
- writer William Saroyan in 1908
- English astronomer Alfred Bernard Lovell in 1913
- actor Richard Basehart in 1914
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2015 with 122 to follow.

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

Unofficial memorial to Diana

This Day in History, August 31

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On August 31st, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash.

Other Notable Events for August 30

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On this date in history:

In 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, committed suicide following the defeat of her forces by Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.

In 1780, Gen. Benedict Arnold betrayed the United States when he promised secretly to surrender the fort at West Point...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) in 1797
- Louisiana Gov. Huey Long in 1893
- journalist/author John Gunther in 1901
- civil rights leader Roy Wilkins in 1901
- actor Raymond Massey in 1896
- actor Shirley Booth in 1898
- actor Joan Blondell...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2015 with 123 to follow.

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

Honolulu from above

This Day in History, August 30

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On August 30th, 1850, Honolulu, Hawai'i became an official city.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world. -- Michael Jackson

Other Notable Events for August 29

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On this date in history:

In 1533, Atahualpa, last of the Inca rulers, was strangled under orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The Inca Empire died with him.

In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb at a remote test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan.

In 1965, U.S. astronauts Gordon ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 29

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Those born on this date include:

- English philosopher John Locke in 1632
- author/poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in 1809
- Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in 1813
- automotive inventor Charles Kettering in 1876
- actor Barry Sullivan in 1912
- actress...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2015 with 124 to follow.

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

Descent of the French on St. John's.

This Day in History, August 29

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On August 29th, 1756, the Seven Years' War began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Other Notable Events for August 28

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On this date in history:

In 1922, a New York City realty company paid $100 for the first radio commercial, on station WEAF.

In 1955, while visiting family members in Money, Miss., 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African-American from Chicago, was slain for supposedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier. (His alleged ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 28

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Those born on this date include:

- German poet/novelist/dramatist Johann von Goethe in 1749
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, first U.S.-born saint of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1774
- French actor Charles Boyer in 1899
- psychologist Bruno Bettelheim in 1903
- actor Nancy Kulp in 1921
- actor/dancer Donald O'...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2015 with 125 to follow.

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

Oldest-known tornado photograph

This Day in History, August 28

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On August 28th, 1884, the first known photograph of a tornado was made.

 

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