On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.
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A thought for the day: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
On this date in history:
In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. Robespierre who encouraged the execution, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Younger, author of Camille, in 1824
- British aircraft pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland in 1882
- baseball Hall of Fame member Leo ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2016 with 157 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
On July 27th, 1866, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed.
A thought for the day: Matthew Arnold wrote, The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.