A thought for the day: Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.Copyright 2013 by United Press International
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On August 24th, 1853, potato chips were first prepared.
A thought for the day: Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. -- Gen. George S. Patton
On this date in history:
In 1926, silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino died.
In 1927, despite worldwide demonstrations on their behalf, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French King Louis XVI in 1754
- British economist Arnold Toynbee in 1852
- poet and novelist Edgar Lee Masters in 1868
- British radio pioneer William Eccles ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2016 with 130 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 23rd, 1614, the University of Groningen was established.