On October 23rd, 2001, the iPod was released on the market in the United States.
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
On this date in history:
In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.
In 1836, Gen. Sam ...
Those born on this date include:
- American pioneer Daniel Boone in 1734
- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actors Sarah Bernhardt in 1844 and Joan Fontaine in 1917
- comic actor Curly Howard of The Three ...
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014 with 70 to follow.
The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.
On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.