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First Crusade

This Day in History, December 4

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On December 4th, 1110, the Crusaders conquered Sidon in the First Crusade.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Robert F. Kennedy said, The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.

Other Notable Events for December 3

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On this date in history:

In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state in the United States.

In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college in the United States, opened with an enrollment of 29 men and 15 women.

In 1929, the Ford Motor Co. raised the pay of its employees from $5 to $7 ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Presidential portrait painter Gilbert Stuart in 1755
- Civil War-era Gen. George B. McClellan in 1826
- U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist Cleveland Abbe, who initiated daily weather bulletins, in 1838
- English novelist Joseph Conrad in 1857
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2016 with 28 to follow.

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

Himalia in the night sky

This Day in History, December 3

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On December 3rd, 1904, the Jovian moon Himalia was discovered.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world but if they don't play together the club won't be worth a dime. -- Babe Ruth

Other Notable Events for December 2

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On this date in history:

In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself emperor of France.

In 1823, during his annual address to the U.S. Congress, President James Monroe proclaimed a new U.S. foreign policy initiative that became known as the Monroe Doctrine.

In 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 2

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Those born on this date include:

- French painter Georges-Pierre Seurat in 1859
- circus co-founder Charles Ringling in 1863
- engineer Peter Carl Goldmark, the inventor of the long-playing record, in 1906
- composer/lyricist Adolph Green in 1914
- opera singer Maria Callas in 1923
- former U.S. Secretary ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2016 with 29 to follow.

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

Franz Joseph I

This Day in History, December 2

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On December 2nd, 1848, Franz Joseph I became King of Austria.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela

Other Notable Events for December 1

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On this date in history:

In 1891, the game of basketball was invented when James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., put peach baskets at the opposite ends of a gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them.

In 1903, the world's first drive-in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for December 1

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Those born on this date include:

- French wax-figure sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1761
- detective novelist Rex Stout in 1886
- former United Mine Workers President W.A. Tony Boyle in 1904
- baseball Hall of Fame member Walter Alston in 1911
- singer/actor Mary Martin in 1913
- soul singer Lou Rawls in 1933<...Read more

Astronomy

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This is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2016 with 30 to follow.

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

Chunnel

This Day in History, December 1

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On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. -- Erma Bombeck

Other Notable Events for November 30

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On this date in history:

In 1731, a series of earthquakes struck China. More than 100,000 people died.

In 1782, preliminary peace articles formally ending the American Revolutionary War were signed in Paris.

In 1913, Charles Chaplin made his screen debut in Mack Sennett's short film Making a Living.

In...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 30

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508
- Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1667
- novelist Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in 1835
- film director Gordon Parks in 1912
- British statesman Winston Churchill in 1874
- actors Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in 1918 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2016 with 31 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.

 

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