History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. -- Albert Einstein

Other Notable Events for December 20

On this date in history:

In 1803, the United States formally took over territory acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1812, Sacagawea, the Indian woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition, died.

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Notable Birthdays for December 20

Those born on this date include:

- Author and decorator Elsie de Wolfe (Lady Mendl) in 1865
- industrialist Harvey Firestone in 1868
- baseball Hall of Fame member Branch Rickey in 1881
- philosopher Susanne K. Langer ...

Astronomy

Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2014 with 11 to follow.

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