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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. -- Winston Churchill

Other Notable Events for October 31

On this date in history:

In 1517, Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation by nailing a proclamation to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany.

In 1864, Nevada was admitted to the United States as the 36th state.<...

Notable Birthdays for October 31

Those born on this date include:

- Dutch painter Jan Vermeer in 1632
- English poet John Keats in 1795
- Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low in 1860
- Gen. Chiang Kai-shek, the first leader of Nationalist China, in ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014 with 61 to follow.

This is Halloween.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. -- Roy Campanella