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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. -- British author Doris Lessing

Other Notable Events for October 22

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On this date in history:

In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.

In 1836, Gen. Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

In 1929, Professor ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actor Sarah Bernhardt in 1844
- comic actor Curly Howard in 1903
- baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx in 1907
- actor Joan Fontaine in 1917
- English author Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature, in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2020 with 70 to follow.

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

This Day in History, October 22

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On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: U.S. Sen. 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 October 21

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On this date in history:

In 1805, in one of history's greatest naval battles, the British fleet under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the combined French-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.

In 1879, after 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric incandescent lamp.

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Notable Birthdays for October 21

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- Swedish chemist/industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize, in 1833
- jazz trumpeter John Dizzy Gillespie in 1917
- singer Celia Cruz in 1925
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Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2020 with 71 to follow.

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

Guggenheim Museum

This Day in History, October 21

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On October 21st, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in New York.

A thought for the day

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

Other Notable Events for October 20

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On this date in history:

In 1818, the United States and Britain agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the official boundary between the U.S. and Canada.

In 1918, Germany accepted U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's terms to end World War I.

In 1944 American troops landed on the eastern coast of Leyte Island in the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 20

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Those born on this date include:

- English astronomer/architect Christopher Wren in 1632
- French poet Arthur Rimbaud in 1854
- James Robert Mann, Illinois congressman and author of the White Slave Traffic Act, also known as the Mann Act, in 1856
- educator John Dewey in 1859
- actor Bela Lugosi in 1882
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020 with 72 to follow.

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

RMS Olympic

This Day in History, October 20

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On October 20th, 1910, the RMS Olympic -- sister ship to the Titanic -- was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Believing you are unworthy of love and belonging -- that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong -- is deadly. Who you are is beautiful and amazing. -- Laverne Cox

Other Notable Events for October 19

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On this date in history:

In 1781, Britain's Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.

In 1789, John Jay, one of the founding fathers and president of...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 19

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Those born on this day include:

- Abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810
- motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862
- newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922
- English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931 (age 89)
- actor Robert Reed in 1932
- pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020 with 73 to follow.

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

Battle of Zama

This Day in History, October 19

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On October 19th, 202 BC, the Battle of Zama ended in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal.

 

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