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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation. -- Henry Kissinger

Other Notable Events for May 30

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On this date in history:

In 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.

In 1783, the Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in the United States.

In 1806, future U.S. President Andrew Jackson took part in a duel, killing ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 30

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Those born on this date include:

- Film director Howard Hawks in 1896
- movie executive Irving Thalberg in 1899
- Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and many other cartoon characters, in 1908
- bandleader/clarinet virtuoso Benny Goodman in 1909
- restaurant executive Bob Evans in 1918
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015 with 215 to follow.

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

Henry III

This Day in History, May 30

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On May 30th, 1574, Henry III became King of France.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- John F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for May 29

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On this date in history:

In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne.

In 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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Notable Birthdays for May 29

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Those born on this date include:

- King Charles II of England in 1630
- patriot Patrick Henry in 1736
- Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, in 1826
- English novelist G.K. Chesterton in 1874
- movie composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold in 1897
- entertainer Bob Hope in 1903
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015 with 216 to follow.

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

Sir Edmund Hillary

This Day in History, May 29

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On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

A thought for the day

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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.

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