On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
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A thought for the day: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. -- Elmore Leonard
On this date in history:
In 490 B.C., the Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon. A Greek soldier named Phidippides ran more than 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory and died after his announcement. His ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Frances Willard, founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, in 1839
- sports entrepreneur and IOC President Avery Brundage in 1887
- CBS Chairman William ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016 with 94 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.
On September 28th, 1066, the Norman Conquest of England began.
A thought for the day: No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. -- Michael Bloomberg