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A thought for the day: When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Other Notable Events for May 28

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On this date in history:

In 1798, the U.S. Congress empowered President John Adams to recruit an American army of 10,000 volunteers.

In 1892, the Sierra Club was founded by naturalist John Muir.

In 1934, the Dionne sisters, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, Marie and Annette, first documented set of quintuplets to survive,...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 28

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Those born on this date include:

- British statesman William Pitt (the Younger) in 1759
- Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1807
- all-around athlete Jim Thorpe in 1888
- British novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, in 1908
- biologist/politician Barry Commoner in 1917
- musician Pappa John Creach ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015 with 217 to follow.

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

Spanish Armada

This Day in History, May 28

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On May 28th, 1588, the Spanish Armada began to set sail for the English Channel.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. -- Rachel Carson

Other Notable Events for May 27

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On this date in history:

In 1703, Czar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as the new capital of Russia.

In 1930, Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for his adhesive tape, which was later manufactured by 3M as Scotch tape.

In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was opened. An estimated 200,000 people ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Financier Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1794
- social reformer Amelia Bloomer, for whom the undergarment was named, in 1818
- poet Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics for The Battle Hymn of the Republic, in 1819
- financier/railroad developer Jay Gould in 1836
- frontiersman James ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015 with 218 to follow.

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

Alexander III

This Day in History, May 27

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On May 27th, 1883, Alexander III was crowned Tsar of Russia.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. -- Andy Rooney

Other Notable Events for May 26

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On this date in history:

In 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, anxious to create new free territories during the Civil War, signed an act establishing the Montana Territory. (Montana became a state 25 years later.)

In 1868, at the end of a historic two-month trial, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Entertainer Al Jolson in 1886
- dancer Isadora Duncan in 1877
- actor John Wayne in 1907
- actor Robert Morley in 1908
- actor Jay Silverheels in 1912
- actor Peter Cushing in 1913
- trumpeter Ziggy Elman in 1914
- singer Peggy Lee in 1920
- actor James ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015 with 219 to follow.

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

Bram Stoker

This Day in History, May 26

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On May 26th, 1897, Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" went on sale in London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When men reach their 60s and retire, they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking. -- Gail Sheehy

Other Notable Events for May 25

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On this date in history:

In 1787, with George Washington presiding, the first regular session of the Constitutional Convention, which drew up the Constitution of the United States, convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

In 1878, H.M.S. Pinafore, an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened in London.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1803
- YMCA leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Mott in 1865
- dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in 1878
- aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky in 1889
- Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito in 1892
- heavyweight boxing champion Gene ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015 with 220 to follow.

This is Memorial Day in the United States.

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

Battle of Dunkirk

This Day in History, May 25

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On May 25th, 1940, the Battle of Dunkirk began.

 

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