On January 7th, 1610, Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons.
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On September 2nd, 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out and burned for three days.
A thought for the day: We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. -- Virginia Satir
On this date in history:
In 1715, France's King Louis XIV died after ruling the country for 72 years, the longest reign for a French monarch.
In 1807, Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States ...Read More
Those born on this day include:
- German composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1854
- Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1875
- dancer/singer Marilyn Miller in 1898
- labor leader Walter Reuther...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2015 with 121 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.
On September 1st, 1974, the SR-71 Blackbird set the record for shortest flight from New York to London.