A thought for the day: It was Otto von Bismarck who said, Laws are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.Copyright 2013 by United Press International
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On April 30th, 1492, Christopher Columbus was granted a commission for exploration by Spain.
A thought for the day: When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form and the death of the republic is at hand. -- William Randolph Hearst
On this date in history:
In 1864, Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania, the first college founded solely for African-American students, was officially chartered.
In 1885, women were admitted for the first...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1863
- bandleader and composer Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington in 1899
- Japanese Emperor Hirohito in 1901
- actor Celeste ...Read More
Today is Friday, April 29, the 120th day of 2016 with 246 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.
On April 29th, 1770, James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia.