A thought for the day: Marian Anderson, in forgiving the Daughters of the American Revolution for withdrawing an invitation to perform because she was African-American, said, You lose a lot of time hating people.
In 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court established the principle of judicial review with its Marbury vs. Madison decision written by Chief Justice John Marshall.
In 1868, Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln, was impeached by the U.S. House....
Those born on this date include:
- Wilhelm Grimm, historian and, with his brother Jacob, compiler of Grimm's Fairy Tales, in 1786
- Painter Winslow Homer in 1836
- Irish author George Moore in 1852
- Baseball Hall of ...
Today is Monday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2014 with 310 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 24th, 1839, William Otis received a patent for his steam shovel.