On October 9th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.
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A thought for the day: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.
On this date in history:
In 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain's Invincible Armada was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.
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Those born on this date include:
- French historian Alexis de Tocqueville in 1805
- novelist Booth Tarkington in 1869
- Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1883
- actor Theda Bara in 1885
Today is Friday, July 29, the 211th day of 2016 with 155 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
On July 29th, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in France was inaugurated.
A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn