On February 24th, 1839, William Otis received a patent for his steam shovel.
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A thought for the day: President Theodore Roosevelt said, Far better... to dare mighty things... even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1825, the Erie Canal, America's first man-made waterway, was opened, linking the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River.
In 1881, the storied gunfight at the O...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Cereal foods entrepreneur C. W. Post in 1854
- baseball Hall of Fame member Judy Johnson in 1900
- boxing champion Primo Carnera in 1906
- singer Mahalia ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2016 with 66 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On October 26th, 1825, the Erie Canal opened.
A thought for the day: The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. -- Pope John Paul ...Read More