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: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.
On this date in history:
In 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain's Invincible Armada was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.
In 1848, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French historian Alexis de Tocqueville in 1805
- novelist Booth Tarkington in 1869
- Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1883
- actor Theda Bara in 1885
Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015 with 155 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
On July 29th, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in France was inaugurated.
A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn