A thought for the day: Friedrich Nietzsche said, Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
In 526, an estimated 300,000 people died because of an earthquake in Syria and Antiochia.
In 1506, Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
In 1927, ...
Those born on this date include:
- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol building in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- Canadian explorer Simon Fraser in 1776...
Today is Monday, May 20, the 140th day of 2013 with 225 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 20th, 1916, the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.
A thought for the day: Lots of people have written that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the first person to write it in precisely those words was Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.