On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.
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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.
On this date in history:
In 1922, a New York City realty company paid $100 for the first radio commercial, on station WEAF.
In 1955, while visiting family members in Money, Miss., 14-year-old Emmett ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German poet/novelist/dramatist Johann von Goethe in 1749
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, first U.S.-born saint of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1774
- French actor Charles ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2016 with 125 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.
On August 28th, 1884, the first known photograph of a tornado was made.
A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon