On November 15th, 1960, the Polaris missile was test-launched.
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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.
On this date in history:
In 79 A.D., thousands died and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
In 1814, the British captured Washington and...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pioneer British abolitionist William Wilberforce in 1759
- English author/parodist Max Beerbohm in 1872
- country music publisher Fred Rose in 1898
- Argentine...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016 with 129 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 24th, 1853, potato chips were first prepared.
A thought for the day: Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. -- Gen. George S. Patton