On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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A thought for the day: The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. -- Queen Elizabeth II
On this date in history:
In 1925, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird performed the first test of a working television system.
In 1950, the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz was published for ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- England's King Richard III in 1452
- Nat Turner, a black slave and leader of the only effective and sustained U.S. slave revolt, in 1800
- German statesman Paul von ...Read More
Today is Friday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2015 with 90 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.
On October 2nd, 1955, the ENIAC computer was deactivated at 11:45 PM.
A thought for the day: It's ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves. -- Cesar Chavez