On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
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A thought for the day: Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. -- Muhammad Ali.
On this date in history:
In 1735, the standard of truth as a defense against a claim of libel was established in the American colonies when John Peter Zenger, publisher of a New York City newspaper, was ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1792
- fashion designer Louis Vuitton in 1821
- Scottish comedian Harry Lauder in 1870
- Queen Elizabeth, mother of ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2015 with 149 to follow.
It is U.S. President Barack Obama's birthday.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and...Read More
On August 4th, 1902, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the River Thames opened.
A thought for the day: Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. -- Tony Blair