On October 12th, 1775, the United States Navy was formed.
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A thought for the day: In her diary, Anne Frank wrote, No one has ever become poor by giving.
On this date in history:
In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world, the Juliana, started its run between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.
In 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759
- Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2016 with 81 follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
A thought for the day: We all should rise above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness. -- Booker T. Washington