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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form and the death of the republic is at hand. -- William Randolph Hearst

Other Notable Events for April 29

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On this date in history:

In 1864, Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania, the first college founded solely for African-American students, was officially chartered.

In 1885, women were admitted for the first time to examinations at England's Oxford University.

In 1913, Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, N.J., was issued a ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 29

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Those born on this date include:

- Publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1863
- bandleader and composer Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington in 1899
- Japanese Emperor Hirohito in 1901
- actor Celeste Holm in 1917
- pro football Coach George Allen in 1918
- British skiffle group leader Lonnie Donegan in 1931
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2017 with 246 to follow.

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

James Cook

This Day in History, April 29

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On April 29th, 1770, James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

Other Notable Events for April 28

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On this date in history:

In 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.

In 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies took place aboard the HMS Bounty en route from Tahiti to Jamaica.

In 1915, the International Congress of Women, convening in The Hague, selected Miss ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 28

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Those born on this date include:

- James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, in 1758
- Dutch legal scholar/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tobias Michael Carel Asser in 1838
- British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor Hertha Marks Ayrton in 1854
- actor Lionel Barrymore in 1878
- German ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, April 28, the 118th day of 2017 with 247 to follow.

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

HMS Bounty

This Day in History, April 28

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On April 28th, 1789, the mutiny on the HMS Bounty took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. -- Earl Nightingale

Other Notable Events for April 27

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On this date in history:

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. His co-leader, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, completed the voyage in 1522.

In 1749, George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music was first performed...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 27

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Those born on this date include:

- English historian Edward Gibbon in 1737
- philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft in 1759
- Samuel F.B. Morse, American artist/inventor of magnetic telegraphy, in 1791
- Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States/Civil War general, in 1822
- Wallace Carothers, inventor of ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, April 27, the 117th day of 2017 with 248 to follow.

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

Grant's Tomb

This Day in History, April 27

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On April 27th, 1897, Grant's Tomb was dedicated.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Joyce Brothers said, The best proof of love is trust.

Other Notable Events for April 26

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On this day in history:

In 1607, the first British colonists to establish a permanent settlement in America landed at Cape Henry, Va.

In 1933, Nazi Germany's secret police, better known as the Gestapo, is formed by Hermann Göring.

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes destroyed the Basque ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1711
- naturalist John James Audubon in 1785
- German industrialist Alfred Krupp in 1812
- landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1822
- author Anita Loos in 1893
- Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, in 1894
- inventor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2017 with 249 to follow.

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

John Wilkes Booth

This Day in History, April 26

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On April 26th, 1856, John Wilkes Booth was shot in a barn in Virginia by Boston Corbett.

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