On September 24th, 1493, Christopher Columbus departed to the New World for the second time.
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A thought for the day: Gay people have a different role than other minority groups. ... Very few black kids have ever had to worry about telling their parents that they were black. -- Barney Frank
On this date in history:
In 1636, Harvard College, now Harvard University, was founded in Massachusetts.
In 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus in 1466
- rifle maker Eliphalet Remington in 1793
- Russian writer Ivan Turgenev in 1818
- eight-time Academy Award-winning ...Read More
Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2016 with 64 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On October 28th, 1919, prohibition began in the United States.
A thought for the day: A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz. -- Humphrey Bogart