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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. -- Nelson Mandela

Other Notable Events for February 8

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On this date in history:

In 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded, charged with conspiring to kill England's Queen Elizabeth I.

In 1692, a doctor in Massachusetts Bay Colony said two village girls were possibly bewitched, a charge that set off the Salem witch trials.

In 1693, the College of William and Mary in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820
- pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828
- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, in 1834
- actor Charles Ruggles in 1886
- actor Edith Evans in 1888
- film director King Vidor...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016 with 327 to follow.

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

College of William and Mary

This Day in History, February 8th

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On February 8th, 1693, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. -- Sandra Day O'Connor.

Other Notable Events for February 7

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On this date in history:

In 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence, Italy, took place when followers of Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of books, art and cosmetics.

In 1940, British railroads were nationalized.

In 1964, the Beatles arrived in the United States for the first time and immediately set ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 7

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Those born on this date include:

- English statesman and writer Thomas More in 1478
- farm equipment manufacturer John Deere in 1804
- English novelist Charles Dickens in 1812
- Little House books author Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1867
- novelist Sinclair Lewis in 1885
- ragtime composer and pianist Eubie ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2016 with 328 to follow.

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

HMS Orpheus

This Day in History, February 7th

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On February 7th, 1863, the HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: U.S. President Ronald Reagan said, You can accomplish much if you don't care who gets the credit.

Other Notable Events for February 6

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On this date in history:

In 1819, Singapore was founded with the establishment of a British East India Co. trading post.

In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee was appointed commander in chief of the armies of the Confederacy.

In 1943, U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of Allied expeditionary forces in...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 6

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Those born on this date include:

- England's Queen Anne in 1665
- statesman Aaron Burr in 1756
- Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in 1833
- baseball great George Herman Babe Ruth in 1895
- former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1911
- Eva Braun, mistress of Adolf Hitler, in 1912
- actor Zsa Zsa Gabor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2016 with 329 to follow.

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

Treaty of Waitangi

This Day in History, February 6

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On February 6th, 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document of New Zealand, was signed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You can talk without saying a thing. I don't ever want to be that type of person. -- Charles Barkley

Other Notable Events for February 5

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On this date in history:

In 1631, British clergyman Roger Williams, who founded the colony of Rhode Island, arrived in Salem, Mass., seeking religious freedom.

In 1919, screen legends Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith formed United Artists.

In 1945, American troops led by Gen. ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 5

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Those born on this date include:

- Former British Prime Minister Robert Peel, founder of the London Police Force, in 1788
- evangelist Dwight Moody in 1837
- Scotsman John Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tire, in 1840
- outlaw Belle Starr in 1848
- French automotive pioneer Andre Citroen in 1878
- French...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2016 with 330 to follow.

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

United Artists

This Day in History, February 5

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On February 5th, 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.

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