On November 18th, 326, the old St. Peter's Basilica was consecrated.
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A thought for the day: No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. -- Michael Bloomberg
On this date in history:
In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was chartered by the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Statesman Samuel Adams in 1722
- political cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1840
- magician Harry Blackstone Sr. in 1885
- composer Joseph McCarthy (You Made Me Love ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2016 with 95 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.
On September 27th, 1825, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened, becoming the first permanent steam locomotive railway.
A thought for the day: A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. -- Wayne Gretzky