A thought for the day: U.S. President John Kennedy said, If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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On August 25th, 1718, the city of New Orleans was founded.
A thought for the day: It was Hartford (Conn.) Courant Editor Charles Dudley Warner -- and not his friend and colleague Mark Twain -- who said, Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
On this date in history:
In 79 A.D., thousands died and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
In 1814, the British captured Washington and...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pioneer British abolitionist William Wilberforce in 1759
- English author/parodist Max Beerbohm in 1872
- country music publisher Fred Rose in 1898
- Argentine...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016 with 129 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 24th, 1853, potato chips were first prepared.