On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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A thought for the day: We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. -- Jesse Owens
On this date in history:
In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War between Britain and Spain and also the French and Indian War, with France ceding Quebec to Great Britain.
In 1870, the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Essayist Charles Lamb in 1775
- journalist William Allen White in 1868
- Russian author Boris Pasternak in 1890
- entertainer Jimmy Durante in 1893
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016 with 325 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
On February 10th, 1863, the world-famous dwarfs General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married in New York City.
A thought for the day: Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, 'His color is not mine,' or 'His beliefs are strange and different,' in that moment he betrays America ... . -- ...Read More