On December 14th, 1896, the Glasgow Underground Railway was opened.
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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 Thursday, July 28, the 210th day of 2016 with 156 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
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.