On October 9th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.
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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
On this date in history:
In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at Marshfield, Ind. It was the original Great Train Robbery.
In 1924, the discovery of the body of ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German composer Richard Wagner in 1813
- Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
Today is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015 with 223 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.
On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.
A thought for the day: Women get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash. -- Amelia Earhart