On February 17th, 1621, Miles Standish was appointed first commander of the Plymouth colony.
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On June 30th, 188, Robert Louis Stevenson published his adventure novel "The Black Arrow."
A thought for the day: Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde
On this date in history:
In 1853, the U.S. Senate ratified the $10 million Gadsden Purchase from Mexico, adding more than 29,000 square miles to the territories of Arizona and New Mexico and completing the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- William Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1861
- astronomer George Ellery Hale, founder of the Yerkes and Mount Palomar observatories, in 1868
Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015 with 185 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
On June 29th, 1613, the Globe Theatre in London burned down.