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: Joyce Brothers said, The best proof of love is trust.
On this day in history:
In 1607, the first British colonists to establish a permanent settlement in America landed at Cape Henry, Va.
In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1711
- naturalist John James Audubon in 1785
- German industrialist Alfred Krupp in 1812
- landscape architect Frederick Law...Read More
Today is Sunday, April 26, the 116th day of 2015 with 249 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.