History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. -- John Wooden

Other Notable Events for September 30

On this date in history:

In 1630, John Billington, one of the first pilgrims to land in America, was hanged for murder -- the first European criminal executed in the American colonies.

In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass.,...

Notable Birthdays for September 30

Those born on this date include:

- Persian poet Rumi in 1207
- chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. in 1861
- German physicist Hans Geiger, co-inventor of the Geiger counter, in 1882
- film director Lewis Milestone (...

Astronomy

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2014 with 92 to follow.

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