A thought for the day: Russian author Boris Pasternak wrote, Life itself, the phenomenon of life, the gift of life, is so breathtakingly serious.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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On July 31st, 781, the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji took place.
A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.
On this date in history:
In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.
In 1729, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in ...Read More
Today is Saturday, July 30, the 212th day of 2016 with 154 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.