On February 20th, 1547, Edward VI was crowned King of England at the age of nine.
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On September 5th, 1793, the Reign of Terror was initiated to strike back against the French Revolution.
A thought for the day: The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst. – Martina Navratilova
On this date in history:
In 1609, navigator Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.
In 1954, the first voyage through the fabled Northwest Passage was completed by icebreakers from the U.S. ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French novelist/politician Francois Rene de Chateaubriand in 1768
- architect Daniel Burnham in 1846
- engineer/inventor Lewis Latimer in 1848
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Today is Friday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2015 with 118 to follow.
The moon is waning. Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn
On September 4th, 1964, Scotland's Forth Road Bridge officially opened.