A thought for the day: Victor Hugo wrote, To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
In 1531, an earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, killed an estimated 20,000 people.
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and 1,200 men left his exile on the Isle of Elba to start his 100-day campaign to regain France.
In 1935, Germany began operation of ...
- French novelist and poet Victor Hugo in 1802
- Levi Strauss, who created the world's first pair of jeans, in 1829
- American frontiersman William Buffalo Bill Cody in 1846
- Surgeon and cornflakes developer John Kellogg in 1852...
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2014 with 308 to follow.
The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Uranus.
On February 26th, 1797, the Bank of England issued the first pound note.
A thought for the day: John Foster Dulles said, The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.