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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. -- Tony Blair

Other Notable Events for August 3

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On this date in history:

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, seeking a western route to India, with a convoy of three small ships -- the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria -- and fewer than 100 crew. (They reached land at Guanahani, an island in the Caribbean, on Oct. 12.)

In 1914, Germany declared war on ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator, in 1811
- World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 1900
- Monkey Trial defendant John Scopes in 1900
- orchestra leader Ray Bloch in 1902
- Mexican actor Dolores del Rio in 1905
- band leader Les Elgart in 1917
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2015 with 150 to follow.

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

USS Nautilus

This Day in History, August 3

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On August 3rd, 1958, the USS Nautilus traveled under the Arctic ice cap.

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.

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