On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.
A thought for the day: Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -- Bill Gates.
On this date in history:
In 1778, James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. He called them the Sandwich Islands.
In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German emperor.
Those born on this date include:
- French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689
- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782
- English author ...
Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2015 with 347 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.