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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 Thursday, May 26, the 147th day of 2016 with 219 to follow.

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

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 Wednesday, May 25, the 146th day of 2016 with 220 to follow.

This is Memorial Day in the United States.

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

Battle of Dunkirk

This Day in History, May 25

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga

Other Notable Events for May 24

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On this date in history:

In 1626, the Dutch West Indies Trading Co. bought the island of Manhattan from Indians, paying with goods worth about $24.

In 1844, the first U.S telegraph line was formally opened -- between Baltimore and Washington.

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public, linking Brooklyn...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Polish inventor Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1686
- French journalist and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1743
- British Queen Victoria in 1819
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo in 1870
- H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, in 1879
- hostess and ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, May 24, the 145th day of 2016, with 221 to follow.

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

Sarah Hale

This Day in History, May 24

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On May 24th, 1830, Sarah Hale published the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. -- Knute Rockne

Other Notable Events for May 23

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On this date in history:

In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.

In 1829, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for his musical instrument called the accordion.

In 1900, U.S. Army Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was cited ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- Austrian physician/hypnotist Franz Mesmer in 1734
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who later was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named, in 1824
- actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 23, the 144th day of 201t6 with 222 to follow.

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

Defenestration

This Day in History, May 23

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On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.

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