On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
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A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana
On this date in history:
In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first American newspaper to be published on a regular basis.
In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.
Those born on this date include:
- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- English novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- U.S. poet laureate ...Read More
Today is Friday, April 24, the 114th day of 2015 with 251 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.