History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -- Albert Einstein

Other Notable Events for August 1

On this date in history:

In 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela.

In 1790, the first U.S. census showed a population...

Notable Birthdays for August 1

Those born on this date include:

- Roman Emperor Claudius I, born in 10 B.C.
- French naturalist Jean Baptiste Lamarck, known for his theory of evolution, in 1744
- explorer William Clark in 1770
- Francis Scott Key, ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014 with 152 to follow.

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