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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Humorist Will Stanton said, Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper, Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage.

Other Notable Events for January 24

On this date in history:

In 1848, gold was discovered at John Sutter's mill near Sacramento. The discovery touched off the great gold rush of 1849.

In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-...

Notable Birthdays for January 24

Those born on this date include:

- English dramatist William Congreve in 1670
- Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1712
- British social reformer Edwin Chadwick in 1800
- author Edith Wharton in 1862
- abstract ...

Astronomy

Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2015 with 341 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain