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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. -- Ernest Hemingway.

Other Notable Events for September 2

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On this date in history:

In 1666, the Great Fire of London began. (It destroyed 13,000 houses in four days).

In 1935, a hurricane hit the Florida Keys, killing more than 350 people.

In 1945, Japan signed an unconditional surrender aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally ending World War II.
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Notable Birthdays for September 2

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet Eugene Field in 1850
- sporting goods entrepreneur Albert Spalding in 1850
- Hiram Maxim, who invented the first portable automatic machine gun, in 1869
- basketball Hall of Fame Coach Adolph Rupp in 1901
- author Cleveland Amory in 1917
- author Allen Drury in 1918<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday,Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2015 with 120 to follow.

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

Print of the Great Fire

This Day in History, September 2

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On September 2nd, 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out and burned for three days.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. -- Virginia Satir

Other Notable Events for September 1

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On this date in history:

In 1715, France's King Louis XIV died after ruling the country for 72 years, the longest reign for a French monarch.

In 1807, Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson, was acquitted of treason charges growing out of an alleged plot to set up an independent empire in the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 1

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Those born on this day include:

- German composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1854
- Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1875
- dancer/singer Marilyn Miller in 1898
- labor leader Walter Reuther in 1907
- actor Richard Farnsworth in 1920
- actor Yvonne De Carlo in 1922
- undefeated heavyweight boxing...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2015 with 121 to follow.

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

Lockheed SR-71

This Day in History, September 1

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On September 1st, 1974, the SR-71 Blackbird set the record for shortest flight from New York to London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it. – William Saroyan

Other Notable Events for August 31

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On this date in history:

In 1897, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for his movie camera, the Kinetograph.

In 1888, prostitute Mary Ann Nichols became the first reported victim of the London serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

In 1903, a Packard automobile completed a 52-day journey from San Francisco to New...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman Emperor Caligula in A.D. 12
- Italian educator Maria Montessori in 1870
- actor Fredric March in 1897
- entertainer Arthur Godfrey in 1903
- writer William Saroyan in 1908
- English astronomer Alfred Bernard Lovell in 1913
- actor Richard Basehart in 1914
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Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2015 with 122 to follow.

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

Unofficial memorial to Diana

This Day in History, August 31

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On August 31st, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash.

Other Notable Events for August 30

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On this date in history:

In 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, committed suicide following the defeat of her forces by Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.

In 1780, Gen. Benedict Arnold betrayed the United States when he promised secretly to surrender the fort at West Point...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) in 1797
- Louisiana Gov. Huey Long in 1893
- journalist/author John Gunther in 1901
- civil rights leader Roy Wilkins in 1901
- actor Raymond Massey in 1896
- actor Shirley Booth in 1898
- actor Joan Blondell...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2015 with 123 to follow.

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

Honolulu from above

This Day in History, August 30

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On August 30th, 1850, Honolulu, Hawai'i became an official city.