History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children. -- Herbert Hoover

Other Notable Events for October 23

On this date in history:

In 1707, the British Parliament met for the first time.

In 1942, the British Eighth Army launched an offensive at El Alamein in Egypt, a World War II battle that eventually swept the Germans out of ...

Notable Birthdays for October 23

Those born on this date include:

- Adlai E. Stevenson, U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland (1893-97), in 1835
- pioneering college football Coach John Heisman, for whom the Heisman Trophy is named
- in 1869
- ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014 with 69 to follow.

The moon is new. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- Clarence Darrow