On January 7th, 1610, Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons.
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A thought for the day: It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -- Ronald Reagan
On this date in history:
In 1609, Galileo Galilei exhibited his first telescope in Venice.
In 1718, the city of New Orleans was founded.
In 1875, Matthew Webb, a 27-year-old British ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Czar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) of Russia, in 1530
- author Bret Harte in 1836
- Joshua Lionel Cowen, inventor of the electric toy train, in 1877
- dancer/...Read More
Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2016 with 128 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 25th, 1718, the city of New Orleans was founded.
A thought for the day: It was Hartford (Conn.) Courant Editor Charles Dudley Warner -- and not his friend and colleague Mark Twain -- who said, Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.