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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. -- Bill Maher

Other Notable Events for September 22

On this date in history:

In 1776, the British hanged American Revolutionary War hero and patriot Nathan Hale. His famous last words were, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

In 1888, National ...

Notable Birthdays for September 22

Those born on this date include:

- English statesman and wit Philip Dormer Stanhope, earl of Chesterfield, in 1694
- English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday in 1791
- Austrian filmmaker Erich von Stroheim in 1885
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Astronomy

Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014 with 100 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.