On December 14th, 1896, the Glasgow Underground Railway was opened.
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A thought for the day: Archibald MacLeish said Americans were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.
On this date in history:
In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at William and Mary College in Virginia.
In 1848, U.S. President James Polk confirmed the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, in 1782
- U.S. Army Gen. George Custer in 1839
- film director Fritz Lang in 1890
- German physicist ...Read More
Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2016, with 26 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.
On December 5th, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity was founded, making it the first scholastic fraternity in the United States.
A thought for the day: Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar