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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 1913, the California Alien Land Law of 1913 (Webb-Haney Act) passed the California state Senate, ignoring the demands of Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. The bill forbid immigrants, not eligible of citizenship, from owning any land for ...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 Tuesday, May 3, the 124th day of 2016 with 242 to follow.

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

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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 Monday, May 2, the 123rd day of 2016 with 243 to follow.

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

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.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. -- Elizabeth Taylor

Other Notable Events for May 1

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On this date in history:

In 1884, construction began on the world's first skyscraper -- the 10-story Home Insurance Co. building in Chicago.

In 1893, U.S. President Grover Cleveland opened the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

In 1898, during the Spanish-American war, forces under U.S. Navy Adm. George ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 1

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Those born on this date include:

- Arthur Wellesley, the first duke of Wellington, in 1769
- sharpshooter Calamity Jane, real name Martha Jane Cannary Burke, in 1852
- U.S. Army Gen. Mark Clark in 1896
- singer Kate Smith in 1907
- actor Louis Nye in 1913
- actor Glenn Ford in 1916
- television ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2016 with 244 to follow.

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

Great Exhibition

This Day in History, May 1

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On May 1st, 1851, the Great Exhibition opened in London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. -- Dr. Seuss

Other Notable Events for April 30

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On this date in history:

In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

In 1803, the United States more than doubled its land area with the Louisiana Purchase. It obtained all French territory west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.

In 1812, Louisiana entered the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 30

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Those born on this date include:

- German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1777
- Hungarian composer Franz Lehar, who wrote the operetta The Merry Widow, in 1870
- actor Eve Arden in 1908
- actor Cloris Leachman in 1926 (age 90)
- singer Willie Nelson in 1933 (age 83)
- actor Gary Collins in 1938
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 30, the 121st day of 2016 with 245 days to follow.

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

Christopher Columbus

This Day in History, April 30

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On April 30th, 1492, Christopher Columbus was granted a commission for exploration by Spain.

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