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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. -- Nelson Mandela

Other Notable Events for February 11

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On this date in history:

In 1858, French peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous said the Virgin Mary appeared to her at Lourdes.

In 1929, a Lateran treaty signed in Italy recognized the sovereignty of Vatican City.

In 1929, Miss Bobbi Trout, 18-year-old Tomboy who took up flying to avoid dish-washing, broke three ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 11

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Those born on this date include:

- Englishman Henry Fox Talbot, a developer of photography, in 1800
- Chief Justice of the United States Melville Weston Fuller in 1833
- inventor Thomas Edison in 1847
- boxer Max Baer in 1909
- film director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, in 1909
- author Sidney Sheldon in 1917
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow.

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

Henry VIII of England

This Day in History, February 11

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On February 11th, 1531, Henry VIII of England was recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. -- Jesse Owens

Other Notable Events for February 10

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On this date in history:

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War between Britain and Spain and also the French and Indian War, with France ceding Quebec to Great Britain.

In 1870, the Young Women's Christian Association was founded in New York.

In 1897, the slogan All The News That's Fit To Print ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 10

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Those born on this date include:

- Essayist Charles Lamb in 1775
- journalist William Allen White in 1868
- Russian author Boris Pasternak in 1890
- entertainer Jimmy Durante in 1893
- tennis player Bill Tilden in 1893
- German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1898
- actor Judith Anderson in 1897
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016 with 325 to follow.

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

General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren

This Day in History, February 10

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On February 10th, 1863, the world-famous dwarfs General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married in New York City.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, 'His color is not mine,' or 'His beliefs are strange and different,' in that moment he betrays America ... . -- President Lyndon B. Johnson

Other Notable Events for February 9

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On this date in history:

In 1825, after no presidential candidate won the necessary majority, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams the sixth president of the United States.

In 1900, the solid silver trophy known as the Davis Cup was first put up for competition when American collegian Dwight Filley Davis ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 9

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Those born on this date include:

- William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States, in 1773
- actor Ronald Colman in 1891
- former Secretary of State Dean Rusk in 1909
- actor Carmen Miranda in 1909
- country singer Ernest Tubb in 1914
- baseball entrepreneur Bill Veeck in 1914
- actor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016 with 326 to follow.

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

Pope Gregory XV

This Day in History, February 9

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On February 9th, 1621, Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. -- Nelson Mandela

Other Notable Events for February 8

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On this date in history:

In 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded, charged with conspiring to kill England's Queen Elizabeth I.

In 1692, a doctor in Massachusetts Bay Colony said two village girls were possibly bewitched, a charge that set off the Salem witch trials.

In 1693, the College of William and Mary in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820
- pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828
- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, in 1834
- actor Charles Ruggles in 1886
- actor Edith Evans in 1888
- film director King Vidor...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016 with 327 to follow.

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

College of William and Mary

This Day in History, February 8th

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On February 8th, 1693, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter.

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