On October 4th, 1883, the first run of the Orient Express took place.
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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.
A thought for the day: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live ...Read More