On February 8th, 1693, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter.
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A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon
On this date in history:
In 1859, the first successful oil well in the United States was drilled near Titusville, Pa.
In 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurred on ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German philosopher Georg Hegel in 1770
- novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1871
- English automaker Charles Rolls in 1877
- photographer Man Ray in 1890
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2015 with 126 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Saturn.
On August 27th, 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched.
A thought for the day: The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, ...Read More