On February 9th, 1621, Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
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A thought for the day: We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. -- Nelson Mandela
On this date in history:
In 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded, charged with conspiring to kill England's Queen Elizabeth I.
In 1692, a doctor in Massachusetts Bay Colony said two village girls ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820
- pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828
- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the ...Read More
Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016 with 327 to follow.
The moon is new. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
On February 8th, 1693, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter.
A thought for the day: Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration ...Read More