A thought for the day: Lewis Mumford wrote, Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
In 1652, Rhode Island legislators passed a measure making slavery illegal. It was the first such law in North America.
In 1860, the Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for U.S. president at its convention in Chicago.
In 1896, the U.S. ...
Those born on this date include:
- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048
- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868
- English philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872
- German architect Walter Gropius, founder of the ...
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013 with 227 to follow.
This is Armed Forces Day in the United States.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 18th, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared emperor of France.
A thought for the day: Frank Lloyd Wright said, The physician can bury his mistakes but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.