On January 10th, 1946, the first United Nations General Assembly opened in London.
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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
On this date in history:
In 1798, the U.S. Congress empowered President John Adams to recruit an American army of 10,000 volunteers.
In 1892, the Sierra Club was founded by naturalist John Muir.
Those born on this date include:
- British statesman William Pitt (the Younger) in 1759
- Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1807
- all-around athlete Jim Thorpe in 1888
- British novelist Ian ...Read More
Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015 with 217 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter Mars, Mercury, Saturn amd Venus.
On May 28th, 1588, the Spanish Armada began to set sail for the English Channel.