On January 6th, 1893, Washington National Cathedral was chartered by Congress.
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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 Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015 with 157 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
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.