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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: It's ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves. -- Cesar Chavez

Other Notable Events for October 1

On this date in history:

In 1903, the first World Series opened in Boston. It was a best-of-nine competition, won by the Boston Pilgrims of the American League over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.

In 1908, ...

Notable Birthdays for October 1

Those born on this date include:

- Navy Capt. James Lawrence, hero of the War of 1812, in 1781
- aerospace entrepreneur William Boeing in 1881
- novelist Faith Baldwin in 1893
- pianist Vladimir Horowitz in 1903
-...

Astronomy

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014 with 91 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. -- John Wooden