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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. -- Roy Campanella

Other Notable Events for October 30

On this date in history:

In 1817, Simon Bolivar established the independent government of Venezuela.

In 1922, Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy.

In 1938, Orson Welles triggered a national panic with a...

Notable Birthdays for October 30

Those born on this date include:

- John Adams, second president of the United States, in 1735
- Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1821
- French Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley in 1839
- French poet Paul Valery in ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014 with 62 to follow.

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