On October 9th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.
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A thought for the day: To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world. -- Michael Jackson
On this date in history:
In 1533, Atahualpa, last of the Inca rulers, was strangled under orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The Inca Empire died with him.
In 1949, the Soviet Union ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English philosopher John Locke in 1632
- author/poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in 1809
- Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2015 with 124 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Saturn.
On August 29th, 1756, the Seven Years' War began.
A thought for the day: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King Jr.