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: If you focus on success, you'll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed. -- Deepak Chopra
On this date in history:
In 1805, in one of history's greatest naval battles, the British fleet under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the combined French-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.
- Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize, in 1833
- dancer/choreographer Ted Shawn in 1891
- conductor Georg Solti in 1912
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Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2016 with 71 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On October 21st, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in New York.
A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.-- Dr. Joyce Brothers