On January 12th, 2005, the Deep Impact space mission launched from Cape Canaveral.
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A thought for the day: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- Emilie Buchwald
On this date in history:
In 1785, the Continental Congress convened in New York City.
In 1787, William Herschel discovered two moons of Uranus. They are named Titania and Oberon.
In 1861, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- American statesman Alexander Hamilton in 1757
- Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union Telegraph company and Cornell University, in 1807
- John MacDonald, first ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2017 with 355 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 11th, 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
A thought for the day: The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness. -- Woodrow Wilson