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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves. -- Cesar Chavez

Other Notable Events for October 1

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On this date in history:

In 1890, legislation is signed by President Benjamin Harrison, creating Yosemite National Park, making it the nation's third National Park.

In 1903, the first World Series opened in Boston. It was a best-of-nine competition, won by the Boston Pilgrims of the American League over the Pittsburgh ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 1

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Those born on this date include:

- Navy Capt. James Lawrence, hero of the War of 1812, in 1781
- aerospace entrepreneur William Boeing in 1881
- novelist Faith Baldwin in 1893
- pianist Vladimir Horowitz in 1903
- outlaw Bonnie Parker in 1910
- historian Daniel Boorstin in 1914
- Jimmy Carter, 39th ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2016 with 91 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, October 1

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On October 1st, 1908, Ford introduced the Model T.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. -- John Wooden

Other Notable Events for September 30

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On this date in history:

In 1630, John Billington, one of the first pilgrims to land in America, was hanged for murder -- the first European criminal executed in the American colonies.

In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass., extracted a tooth with the aid of an anesthetic -- ether. It was the first time an anesthetic had ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 30

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Those born on this date include:

- Persian poet Rumi in 1207
- chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. in 1861
- German physicist Hans Geiger, co-inventor of the Geiger counter, in 1882
- film director Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) in 1895
- singer Kenny Baker in 1912
- drummer Buddy ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2016 with 92 to follow.

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

James Dean

This Day in History, September 30

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On September 30th, 1955, screen legend James Dean died in a car crash.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: British statesman Edmund Burke said, Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Other Notable Events for September 29

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On this date in history:

In 1789, the U.S. War Department organized the country's first standing army -- 700 soldiers who would serve for three years.

In 1923, Britain began to govern Palestine under a League of Nations mandate.

In 1936, in the U.S. presidential race between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alf Landon, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 29

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Those born on this date include:

- Spanish poet-novelist Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, in 1547
- Italian artist Caravaggio in 1571
- Adm. Horatio Nelson, British naval hero, in 1758
- pioneer nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi in 1901
- actor Greer Garson in 1904
- singing movie cowboy Gene Autry...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 29th, the 273rd day of 2016 with 93 to follow.

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

Alouette 1

This Day in History, September 29

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On September 29th, 1962, Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. -- Elmore Leonard

Other Notable Events for September 28

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On this date in history:

In 490 B.C., the Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon. A Greek soldier named Phidippides ran more than 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory and died after his announcement. His feat provided the model for the modern marathon race.

In 1892, Mansfield University was the home team for the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 28

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Those born on this date include:

- Frances Willard, founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, in 1839
- sports entrepreneur and IOC President Avery Brundage in 1887
- CBS Chairman William Paley in 1901
- TV variety show host/columnist Ed Sullivan in 1901
- boxer Max Schmeling in 1905
- cartoonist ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016 with 94 to follow.

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

Tapestry of the Battle of Hastings

This Day in History, September 28

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On September 28th, 1066, the Norman Conquest of England began.