On October 13th, 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights took place.
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A thought for the day: Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. -- Tony Blair
On this date in history:
In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, seeking a western route to India, with a convoy of three small ships -- the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria -- and fewer than 100 ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator, in 1811
- World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 1900
- Monkey Trial defendant John Scopes in 1900
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Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2015 with 150 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
On August 3rd, 1958, the USS Nautilus traveled under the Arctic ice cap.
A thought for the day: English philosopher Samuel Johnson said, A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.