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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. -- Roger Ebert

Other Notable Events for September 18

On this date in history:

In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, allowing slave owners to reclaim slaves who escaped into another state.

In 1927, the Columbia Broadcasting System was born. Originally known ...

Notable Birthdays for September 18

Those born on this date include:

- English poet and lexicographer Samuel Johnson, writer of the first English dictionary, in 1709
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1779
- French physicist Leon Foucault, inventor of...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2014 with 104 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: French aviator and writer Antoine Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery said, Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.