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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Other Notable Events for October 20

On this date in history:

In 1818, the United States and Britain agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the official boundary between the U.S. and Canada.

In 1918, Germany accepted U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's terms to ...

Notable Birthdays for October 20

Those born on this date include:

- English astronomer and architect Christopher Wren in 1632
- French poet Arthur Rimbaud in 1854
- James Robert Mann, Illinois congressman and author of the White Slave Traffic Act, also known...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014 with 72 to follow.

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