On February 4th, 1789 George Washington is unanimously elected to be the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
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A thought for the day: The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
On this date in history:
In 1377, 2,000 people in Cesena, Italy, were killed by papal troops in what became known as the Cesena Bloodbath.
In 1690, Massachusetts Colony issued the first paper money in...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- : German composer Felix Mendelssohn in 1809
- U.S. journalist Horace Greeley in 1811
- Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor of medicine, in 1821
- poet ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2016 with 332 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
On February 3rd, 1809 the Illinois Territory is created. It will go on to be the 21st state to join the United States, located in the former Northwest Territory. Its name was given by the state's French explorers after the...Read More
A thought for the day: Robert Frost said, Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.