On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.
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A thought for the day: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson wrote, The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion.
On this date in history:
In 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica was first published.
In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.
Those born on this date include:
- England's King Henry VI in 1421
- French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac in 1778
- pioneer Western movie star William S. Hart in 1864
- poet Joyce Kilmer in ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2016 with 25 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.
On December 6th, 1849, abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.
A thought for the day: Archibald MacLeish said Americans were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.