History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Fly-fishing author John Gierach wrote, The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem the longer the trip should be.

Other Notable Events for February 20

On this date in history:

In 1809, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Marbury vs. Madison decision, ruled the power of the federal government was no greater than that of any individual state.

In 1816, The Barber of Seville by ...

Notable Birthdays for February 20

Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726
- photographer Ansel Adams in 1902
- Soviet leader Alexei Kosygin in 1904
- actor Gale Gordon in 1906
- TV emcee John ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2015 with 314 to follow.

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