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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell

Other Notable Events for January 26

On this date in history:

In 1788, the first shipload of British convicts arrived in Australia. The establishment of an Australian prison colony was aimed at relieving overcrowding in British prisons.

In 1837, Michigan joined ...

Notable Birthdays for January 26

Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher Claude Helvetius in 1715
- U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1880
- Austrian singer Maria von Trapp, whose family was the basis for The Sound of Music, in 1905
- ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015 with 339 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance and ...