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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. -- Charles Darwin

Other Notable Events for October 18

On this day in history:

In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.

In 1851, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was ...

Notable Birthdays for October 18

Those born on this day include:

- Toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836
- French philosopher Henri Bergson in 1859
- novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889
- singer/actor Lotte Lenya in 1898
- former ...

Astronomy

Today is Saturday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2014 with 74 to follow.

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