On November 18th, 326, the old St. Peter's Basilica was consecrated.
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A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn
On this date in history:
In 1868, the ratified 14th Amendment was adopted into the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to African-Americans.
In 1976, a 7.8-magnitude ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Beatrix Potter, British author/illustrator of the Peter Rabbit stories, in 1866
- French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp in 1887
- comedian Joe E. Brown in 1891
Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015 with 156 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
On July 28th, 1794, Robespierre was sent to the guillotine as punishment for doing the same to thousands of others before him.
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.