A thought for the day: French actor Sarah Bernhardt said, Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labor, always inspired by the ideal.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon
On this date in history:
In 1859, the first successful oil well in the United States was drilled near Titusville, Pa.
In 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurred on ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German philosopher Georg Hegel in 1770
- novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1871
- English automaker Charles Rolls in 1877
- photographer Man Ray in 1890
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 27, the 240th day of 2016 with 126 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 27th, 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched.
A thought for the day: The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, ...Read More