On December 11th, 1872, P.B.S. Pinchback was sworn in as the first African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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A thought for the day: Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation. -- Henry Kissinger
On this date in history:
In 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.
In 1783, the Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Film director Howard Hawks in 1896
- movie executive Irving Thalberg in 1899
- Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and many other cartoon characters, in ...Read More
Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015 with 215 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter Mars, Mercury, Saturn amd Venus.
On May 30th, 1574, Henry III became King of France.
A thought for the day: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion ...Read More