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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: English philosopher Samuel Johnson said, A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

Other Notable Events for August 2

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On this date in history:

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, was signed by members of the Continental Congress.

In 1923, U.S. President Warren G. Harding died of a stroke in a San Francisco hotel at the age of 58. He was succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge.

In 1934, with the death...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 2

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Those born on this date include:

- French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, in 1834
- film executive Jack Warner in 1892
- singer Helen Morgan in 1900
- actor Myrna Loy in 1905
- actor Beatrice Straight in 1914
- former Israeli President Shimon Peres in 1923 (age 92)<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014 with 151 to follow.

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

Tower Subway

This Day in History, August 2

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On August 2nd, 1870, the Tower Subway, the world's first underground railway, opened in London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -- Albert Einstein

Other Notable Events for August 1

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On this date in history:

In 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela.

In 1790, the first U.S. census showed a population of 3,929,214 people in 17 states.

In 1907, an Aeronautical Division was added to the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 1

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman Emperor Claudius I, born in 10 B.C.
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- explorer William Clark in 1770
- Francis Scott Key, composer of The Star-Spangled Banner, in 1779
- lawyer/writer Richard Henry Dana Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast, in 1815
- author Herman Melville (Moby-Dick) in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2015 with 152 to follow.

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

This Day in History, August 1

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On August 1st, 1831, the London Bridge opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You cannot go into a shop and buy a good game of golf. -- Sam Snead

Other Notable Events for July 31

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On this date in history:

In 1498, on his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad.

In 1556 Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of Roman Catholic missionaries and educators, died in Rome.

In 1792, director David Rittenhouse laid the cornerstone in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill in 1837
- Kmart founder S.S. Kresge in 1867
- pollster Elmo Burns Roper Jr. in 1900
- economist Milton Friedman in 1912
- former TV talk-show host Irv Kupcinet in 1912: sports announcer Curt Gowdy in 1919
- actor Don Murray ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 31, the 212th day of 2015 with 153 to follow.

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

Mt. Fuji

This Day in History, July 31

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On July 31st, 781, the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.

Other Notable Events for July 30

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On this date in history:

In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.

In 1729, Baltimore (Md.) was founded.

In 1930, Uruguay won the World Cup soccer tournament.

In 1932, Walt Disney ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in 1898
- businessman/philanthropist Henry W. Bloch in 1922 (age 93)
- longtime Major League Baseball Commissioner ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015 with 154 to follow.

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

Freemason Lodge

This Day in History, July 30

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On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.

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