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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Martin Luther King Jr. said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Other Notable Events for March 24

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On this date in history:

In 1603, Queen Elizabeth I of England died after 44 years of rule. She was succeeded by King James VI of Scotland, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch.

In 1934, the United States granted independence to the Philippine Islands, effective July 4, 1946.

In 1975, the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for March 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Financier Andrew Mellon in 1855
- magician and escape artist Harry Houdini in 1874
- silent film star Fatty Arbuckle in 1887
- Baseball Hall of Fame member George Sisler in 1893
- pioneer Disney film animator Ub Iwerks in 1901
- Republican U.S. presidential candidate ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2017 with 282 to follow.

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

Oil spill

This Day in History, March 24

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On March 24th, 1989, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill occured in Alaska's Prince William Sound.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Other Notable Events for March 23

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On this date in history:

In 1775, in a speech supporting the arming of the Virginia militia, Patrick Henry declared, Give me liberty or give me death.

In 1909, Theodore Roosevelt begins his post-presidency, embarking on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, part specimen collection, part hunting trip.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for March 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Pirate Capt. William Kidd in 1645
- culinary expert Fannie Farmer in 1857
- Czech writer Josef Capek in 1887
- psychoanalyst Erich Fromm in 1900
- actor Joan Crawford in 1905
- Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in 1910
- rocket scientist Wernher von Braun in 1912
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 with 283 to follow.

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

Patrick Henry

This Day in History, March 23

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On March 23rd, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at St. John's Church in Richmond, VA.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: George McGovern said, I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

Other Notable Events for March 22

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On this date in history:

In 1765, the Stamp Act was passed by Britain's Parliament, introducing a tax on printed materials in the American colonies. Colonists believed this to be a violation of their rights and was a major grievance listed in the Declaration of Independence.

In 1791, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for March 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck in 1599
- author Louis L'Amour in 1908
- actor Leonard Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers comedy team in 1887
- actor Karl Malden in 1912
- actor Werner Klemperer in 1920
- actor Ross Martin in 1920
- French mime Marcel Marceau in 1923<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 with 284 to follow.

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

Stanley Cup

This Day in History, March 22

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On March 22nd, 1894, the first Stanley Cup playoffs began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. -- C.S. Lewis

Other Notable Events for March 21

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On this date in history:

In 1413, Henry V was crowned king of England.

In 1617, Pocahontas died in England at about age 22. Three years earlier, she converted to Christianity, took the name Rebecca and married Englishman John Rolfe.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia became the first U.S. secretary of state.<...Read more

Notable Birthdays for March 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Composer Johann Sebastian Bach in 1685
- Mexican revolutionary and president Benito Juarez in 1806
- Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1839
- theatrical impresario Florenz Ziegfeld in 1867
- British theatrical director Peter Brook in 1925 (age 92)
- actor James Coco ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2017 with 285 to follow.

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

The Spirit of St. Louis

This Day in History, March 21

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On March 21st, 1928, Charles Lindbergh was presented a Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.

 

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