History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong said the Apollo missions demonstrated that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.

Other Notable Events for July 24

On this date in history:

In 1679, New Hampshire became a royal colony of the British crown.

In 1847, after 17 months and many miles of travel, Brigham Young led 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley of the Great Salt Lake.<...

Notable Birthdays for July 24

Those born on this date include:

- South American revolutionary and statesman Simon Bolivar in 1783
- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder, author of The Three Musketeers, in 1802
- British poet/author Robert Graves in ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014 with 160 to follow.

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