A thought for the day: James Dewar has been quoted as saying: Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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A thought for the day: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said, I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1635, the Boston Latin School was founded. It is the oldest public school in the United States.
In 1668, Portugal was recognized as an independent nation by Spain.
Those born on this date include:
- Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. President Harry Truman, in 1885
- artist Grant Wood in 1891
- writer Georges Simenon in 1903
- golf Hall of Fame member Patty ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2016 with 322 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
On February 13th, 1633, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
A thought for the day: The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. -- Sid Caesar