On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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On April 28th, 1789, the mutiny on the HMS Bounty took place.
A thought for the day: We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. -- Earl Nightingale
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In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. (His co-leader, Juan ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English historian Edward Gibbon in 1737
- philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft in 1759
- Samuel F.B. Morse, American artist/inventor of magnetic telegraphy, in 1791