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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Youngsters of Little League can survive under-coaching a lot better than over-coaching. -- baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays.

Other Notable Events for October 19

On this date in history:

In 1781, Britain's Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence.

In 1789, John Jay ...

Notable Birthdays for October 19

Those born on this day include:

- English physician and scholar Thomas Browne in 1605
- abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810
- motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862
- baseball Hall of Fame member Mordecai ...

Astronomy

Today is Sunday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2014 with 73 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. -- Charles Darwin