On January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch.
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On July 5th, 1937, SPAM was first put on the market.
On July 4th, 1817, construction began on the Erie Canal.
A thought for the day: What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom to and freedom from." -- Marilyn vos Savant
On this date in history:
In 1608, French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian town of Quebec.
In 1775, George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
Those born on this date include:
- Welsh poet/writer William Henry Davies (The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp) in 1871
- actor/singer/composer George M. Cohan in 1878
- Czech novelist Franz Kafka in ...Read More
Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015 with 181 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.