On August 20th, 1977, the United States launched the Voyager II spacecraft.
A thought for the day: The older I get the better I used to be.. -- golfer Lee Trevino
On this date in history:
In 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeated the British ship Guerriere in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia and earned its nickname of Old Ironsides. Witnesses said British shots seemed ...
Those born on this date include:
- English poet John Dryden in 1631
- clockmaker Seth Thomas in 1785
- statesman Bernard Baruch in 1870
- aviation pioneer Orville Wright in 1871
- French fashion designer Coco ...
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2043 with 134 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.
On August 19th, 1768, St. Isaac's Cathedral was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia.