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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Literature is the one place in any society where, within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking about everything in every possible way. -- Salman Rushdie

Other Notable Events for August 28

On this date in history:

In 1922, a New York City realty company paid $100 for the first radio commercial, on station WEAF.

In 1955, while visiting family members in Money, Miss., 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African-American ...

Notable Birthdays for August 28

Those born on this date include:

- German poet, novelist and dramatist Johann von Goethe in 1749
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, first U.S.-born saint of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1774
- French actor Charles Boyer in 1899
- ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2014 with 125 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon