On November 15th, 1960, the Polaris missile was test-launched.
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A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.
On this date in history:
In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.
In 1729, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in ...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015 with 154 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.
A thought for the day: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.