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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. -- Fred Rogers

Other Notable Events for June 24

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On this date in history:

In 1901, Pablo Picasso's artwork had its first exhibition in Paris.

In 1908, former president Grover Cleveland died in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 71.

In 1948, Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Clergyman Henry Ward Beecher in 1813
- writer/satirist Ambrose Bierce in 1842
- basketball player/shoe designer Chuck Taylor in 1901
- British astronomer Fred Hoyle in 1915
- author/editor Norman Cousins in 1915
- basketball Hall of Fame member Sam Jones in 1933 (age 86)<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2019 with 190 to follow.

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

Eton

This Day in History, June 24

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On June 24th, 1441, Eton College was founded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. -- L.M. Montgomery

Other Notable Events for June 23

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On this date in history:

In 1845, the Congress of the Republic of Texas agreed to annexation by the United States.

In 1865, the last Confederate holdouts formally surrendered in the Oklahoma Territory.

In 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris.

In 1933, Japanese Emperor Hirohito...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 23

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Those born on this date include:

- French Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon, in 1763
- pioneer sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in 1894
- British King Edward VIII in 1894
- Alan Turing, British computer scientist, in 1912
- former U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers in 1913
- director/choreographer Bob ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2019 with 191 to follow.

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

Frederick Douglass

This Day in History, June 23

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One June 23rd, 1888, Fredrick Douglass became the first African-American nominated for President of the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society, for nothing suffocates the promise of America more than unbounded cynicism and indifference. -- Joe Biden

Other Notable Events for June 22

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On this date in history:

In 1918, an empty troop train rear-ended the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train in Ivanhoe, Ind., killing 53 circus performers and many animals. The circus train had stopped to fix its brakes.

In 1940, France fell to Germany in World War II.

In 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

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Notable Birthdays for June 22

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Those born on this date include:

- English adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard in 1856
- German novelist Erich Remarque in 1898
- bank robber John Dillinger in 1903
- baseball Hall of Fame member Carl Hubbell in 1903
- movie director Billy Wilder in 1906
- author/aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh in 1906
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Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2019 with 192 to follow.

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

Pluto and Charon

This Day in History, June 22

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One June 22nd, 1978, Charon, a satellite of Pluto, was discovered.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. -- L.M. Montgomery

Other Notable Events for June 21

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On this date in history:

In 1788, the U.S. Constitution became effective when it was ratified by a ninth state, New Hampshire.

In 1945, Japanese defenders of Okinawa surrendered to U.S. troops.

In 1964, Ku Klux Klan members killed three civil rights activists -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Saint/Pope Leo IX in 1002
- Boy Scouts of America founder Daniel Carter Beard in 1850
- cartoonist Al Hirschfeld in 1903
- philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre in 1905
- actor Jane Russell in 1921
- actor Maureen Stapleton in 1925
- singer O.C. Smith in 1932
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2019 with 193 to follow.

Today is the first day of summer.

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

Queen Victoria

This Day in History, June 21

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On June 21st, 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her golden jubilee.

 

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