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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On July 3rd, 1863. the Battle of Gettysburg ended.
A thought for the day: Guns and bombs, rockets and warships are all symbols of human failure. -- Lyndon B. Johnson
On this date in history:
In 1788, it was announced in the U.S. Congress that the new Constitution had been ratified by the required nine states, the ninth being New Hampshire.
In 1839, slaves being ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German novelist Hermann Hesse in 1877
- King Olav V of Norway in 1903
- tennis champion Rene Lacoste in 1904
- former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood ...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015 with 182 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
On July 2nd, 1900, the first zeppelin flight took place on Lake Constance in Germany.