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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Women get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash. -- Amelia Earhart

Other Notable Events for May 21

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On this date in history:

In 1832, the first Democratic Party national convention convened in Baltimore.

In 1856, Lawrence, Kan., was burned by pro-slavery forces.

In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris, completing the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 21

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Those born on this date include:

- German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471
- King Philip II of Spain, who launched the Spanish Armada, in 1527
- English poet and satirist Alexander Pope in 1688
- French painter Henri Rousseau in 1844
- French diplomat/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leon Bourgeois in 1851
- ...Read more

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Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018 with 224 to follow.

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

Clara Barton

This Day in History, May 21

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On May 21st, 1881, the American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- Emilie Buchwald

Other Notable Events for May 20

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On this date in history:

In 526, up to 300,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Syria and Antioch.

In 1506, Christopher Columbus died in Spain.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 20

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Those born on this date include:

- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- French novelist Honore de Balzac in 1799
- English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill in 1806
- German Emile Berliner, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 20, the 140th day of 2018 with 225 to follow.

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

Norman Rockwell

This Day in History, May 20

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On May 20th, 1916, the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Chris Hedges wrote, The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.

Other Notable Events for May 19

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On this date in history:

In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded.

In 1588, the Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set sail from Lisbon.

In 1916, Col. Teddy Roosevelt, speaking in Detroit, blasted the pacifism of Henry Ford and accused...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1795
- American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament, in 1879
- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, in 1881
- Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in 1890
- Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, born Malcolm...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 19, the 139th day of 2018 with 226 to follow.

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

Oscar Wilde

This Day in History, May 19

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On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.

Astronomy

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On this date in history:

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision that determined separate but equal racial policies are constitutional.

In 1897, Bram Stoker published Dracula.

In 1917, President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act of 1917 by which the United States raised an army for service in Europe ...Read more

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. -- Princess Diana

Other Notable Events for May 18

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On this date in history:

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision that determined separate but equal racial policies are constitutional.

In 1897, Bram Stoker published Dracula.

In 1917, President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act of 1917 by which the United States raised ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 18

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Those born on this date include:

- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048
- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868
- English philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872
- film director Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) in 1897
- blues singer Big Joe Turner in 1911
- singer Perry Como in 1912
- director...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, May 18, the 138th day of 2018 with 227 to follow.

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

 

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