On February 24th, 1839, William Otis received a patent for his steam shovel.
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A thought for the day: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela
On this date in history:
In 1891, the game of basketball was invented when James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., put peach baskets at the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French wax-figure sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1761
- detective novelist Rex Stout in 1886
- former United Mine Workers President W.A. Tony Boyle in 1904
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This is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2015 with 30 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
A thought for the day: If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. -- Erma Bombeck