A thought for the day: Nobel Prize-winning poet Giorgos Seferis said, We have many monsters to destroy.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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A thought for the day: British statesman Edmund Burke said, Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
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 ...Read More
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
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.
On September 29th, 1962, Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, was launched.
A thought for the day: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. -- Elmore Leonard