On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.
A thought for the day: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.
On this date in history:
In 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain's Invincible Armada was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.
In 1848, at the height of the ...
Those born on this date include:
- French historian Alexis de Tocqueville in 1805
- novelist Booth Tarkington in 1869
- Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1883
- actor Theda Bara in 1885
- composer Sigmund ...
Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014 with 155 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Saturn.
On July 29th, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in France was inaugurated.