On October 7th, 1769, Captain Cook discovered New Zealand.
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On August 28th, 1884, the first known photograph of a tornado was made.
A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon
On this date in history:
In 1859, the first successful oil well in the United States was drilled near Titusville, Pa.
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Those born on this date include:
- German philosopher Georg Hegel in 1770
- novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1871
- English automaker Charles Rolls in 1877
- photographer Man Ray in 1890
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2015 with 126 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Saturn.
On August 27th, 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched.