On July 31st, 781, the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji took place.
A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.
On this date in history:
In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.
In 1729, Baltimore (Md.) was founded.<...
Those born on this date include:
- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in 1898
- businessman ...
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014 with 154 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Saturn.
On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.