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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Other Notable Events for November 13

On this date in history:

In 1927, the Holland Tunnel was opened under the Hudson River, linking New York City and New Jersey.

In 1933, the first recorded sit-down strike in the United States was staged by workers at the ...

Notable Birthdays for November 13

Those born on this date include:

- St. Augustine of Hippo, a theologian, in 354
- King Edward III of England in 1312
- Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1850
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1856<...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2014 with 48 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. -- Kurt Vonnegut