On February 2nd, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
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A thought for the day: You cannot go into a shop and buy a good game of golf. -- Sam Snead
On this date in history:
In 1498, on his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad.
In 1556 Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of Roman ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill in 1837
- Kmart founder S.S. Kresge in 1867
- pollster Elmo Burns Roper Jr. in 1900
- economist Milton Friedman ...Read More
Today is Friday, July 31, the 212th day of 2015 with 153 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
On July 31st, 781, the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji took place.
A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.