On February 25th, 1933, the USS Ranger, the first custom-built aircraft carrier, was launched.
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A thought for the day: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne.
In 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1914, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- King Charles II of England in 1630
- patriot Patrick Henry in 1736
- Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, in 1826
- English novelist...Read More
Today is Sunday, May 29, the 150th day of 2016 with 216 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.
On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the top of Mt. Everest.
A thought for the day: When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. -- Jean-Paul Sartre