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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: We are bound together by the most powerful of all ties -- our fervent love for freedom and independence, which knows no homeland but the human heart. -- Gerald R. Ford.

Other Notable Events for September 6

On this date in history:

In 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships -- the Vittoria -- arrived at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the world.

In 1620, 149 Pilgrims set sail from ...

Notable Birthdays for September 6

Those born on this date include:

- The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War, in 1757
- pioneer social worker and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jane Addams in 1860
- financier-diplomat Joseph P. ...

Astronomy

Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2013 with 116 to follow.

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