On February 7th, 1863, the HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
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A thought for the day: If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1863, Confederate forces commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee routed Union troops under Gen. Joseph Hooker at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
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Those born on this date include:
- French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre in 1758
- Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in 1856
- arctic explorer Robert Peary in 1856
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The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.