On November 7th, 1665, the London Gazette -- the oldest surviving journal -- was first published.
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A thought for the day: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. -- Knute Rockne
On this date in history:
In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.
In 1829, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for his musical instrument called the accordion.
Those born on this date include:
- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- Austrian physician/hypnotist Franz Mesmer in 1734
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. ...Read More
Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.
On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.
A thought for the day: There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert F. Kennedy