A thought for the day: Oscar Wilde wrote, All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River.
In 1879, George Selden of Rochester, N.Y., filed for the first patent for an automobile. It was granted in 1895.
In 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman officially ...
Those born on this date include:
- Jean-Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross Society and a co-founder of the Young Men's Christian Association, in 1828
- Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States, in 1884
Today is Wednesday, May 8, the 128th day of 2013 with 237 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 8th, 1914, Paramount Pictures was formed.