On February 1st, 1893, Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio (West Orange, New Jersey).
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A thought for the day: A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1924, self-important senators, making pompous speeches for home consumption, delayed action on the Teapot Dome scandal.
In 1929, the Soviet Union expelled communist ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Gouverneur Morris, who wrote sections of the U.S. Constitution, in 1752
- Austrian composer Franz Schubert in 1797
- western novelist Zane Grey in 1872
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2016 with 335 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On January 31st, 1958, the Explorer I was launched, becoming the first successful American satellite to be launched into orbit.
Athought for the day: Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. -- Mahatma Gandhi