On October 12th, 1775, the United States Navy was formed.
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On April 25th, 1719, Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe" was published.
A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana
On this date in history:
In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first American newspaper to be published on a regular basis.
In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.
Those born on this date include:
- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- English novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- U.S. poet laureate ...Read More