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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. -- Elmore Leonard

Other Notable Events for September 28

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On this date in history:

In 490 B.C., the Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon. A Greek soldier named Phidippides ran more than 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory and died after his announcement. His feat provided the model for the modern marathon race.

In 1892, Mansfield University was the home team for the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 28

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Those born on this date include:

- Frances Willard, founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, in 1839
- sports entrepreneur and IOC President Avery Brundage in 1887
- CBS Chairman William Paley in 1901
- TV variety show host/columnist Ed Sullivan in 1901
- boxer Max Schmeling in 1905
- cartoonist ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016 with 94 to follow.

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

Tapestry of the Battle of Hastings

This Day in History, September 28

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On September 28th, 1066, the Norman Conquest of England began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. -- Michael Bloomberg

Other Notable Events for September 27

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On this date in history:

In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was chartered by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a passenger train.

In 1930, golfer Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur Championship, capturing the era's Grand Slam. ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Statesman Samuel Adams in 1722
- political cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1840
- magician Harry Blackstone Sr. in 1885
- composer Joseph McCarthy (You Made Me Love You) in 1885
- composer Vincent Youmans (Tea for Two) in 1898
- former U.S. Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C., in 1896
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2016 with 95 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, September 27

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On September 27th, 1825, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened, becoming the first permanent steam locomotive railway.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. -- Wayne Gretzky

Other Notable Events for September 26

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On this date in history:

In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia.

In 1950, U.N. troops took the South Korean capital of Seoul from North Korean forces.

In 1960, the first televised presidential debate aired from a Chicago TV studio. It featured candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Frontier nurseryman Johnny Appleseed Chapman in 1774
- German researcher Ivan Pavlov in 1849
- poet T.S. Eliot in 1888
- German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1889
- actor George Raft in 1895
- Pope Paul VI in 1897
- composer George Gershwin in 1898
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2016 with 96 to follow.

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

RMS Queen Mary

This Day in History, September 26

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On September 26th, 1934, the RMS Queen Mary was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. -- Thomas Jefferson

Other Notable Events for September 25

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On this date in history:

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

In 1690, the first American newspaper, called Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic, appeared in Boston.

In 1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 25

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Those born on this date include:

- HMS Bounty mutiny leader Fletcher Christian in 1764
- novelist William Faulkner in 1897
- sports columnist Walter Red Smith in 1905
- Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in 1906
- convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg in 1915
- baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Rizzuto in 1917<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2016 with 97 to follow.

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

Battle of Stamford Bridge

This Day in History, September 25

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On September 25th, 1066, the Battle of Stamford Bridge marked the end of the Viking Era.

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