A thought for the day: Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. -- Indira Gandhi
In 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, with one dissent, that the African slaves who seized control of the Amistad slave ship had been illegally forced into slavery and thus were free under U.S. law.
In 1862, a battle between ironclad ships --...
Those born on this date include:
- Explorer Amerigo Vespucci in 1454
- Leland Stanford, railroad builder and founder of California's Stanford University, in 1824
- English novelist and poet Victoria Sackville-West in 1892
Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014 with 297 to follow.
Daylight Saving Time begins.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Uranus.
On March 9, 1959, the Barbie doll debuted.
A thought for the day: Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. -- Fred Rogers