On January 27th, 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes began.
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A thought for the day: You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. -- Elizabeth Taylor
On this date in history:
In 1884, construction began on the world's first skyscraper -- the 10-story Home Insurance Co. building in Chicago.
In 1893, U.S. President Grover Cleveland opened the World's...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Arthur Wellesley, the first duke of Wellington, in 1769
- sharpshooter Calamity Jane, real name Martha Jane Cannary Burke, in 1852
- U.S. Army Gen. Mark Clark in ...Read More
Today is Sunday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2016 with 244 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mercury.
On May 1st, 1851, the Great Exhibition opened in London.
A thought for the day: You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. -- Dr. Seuss