On October 26th, 1825, the Erie Canal opened.
A thought for the day: The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. -- Pope John Paul II
On this date in history:
In 1825, the Erie Canal, America's first man-made waterway, was opened, linking the Great Lakes and
Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River.
In 1854, known to history as the Charge of the Light...
Those born on this date include:
- British historian Thomas Macaulay in 1800
- Austrian composer Johann Strauss in 1825
- French composer Georges Bizet in 1838
- automobile entrepreneur John Francis Dodge in 1864
Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014 with 67 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.
On October 25th, 1828, the St. Katharine Docks opened in London.