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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Other Notable Events for February 22

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On this date in history:

In 1819, a treaty with Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

In 1855, Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pa. It was originally called the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.

In 1862, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederate States of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 22

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Those born on this date include:

- George Washington, first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, in 1857
- German physicist Heinrich Hertz, discoverer of radio waves, in 1857
- poet Edna St. ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018 with 312 to follow.

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

Penn State

This Day in History, February 22

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On February 22nd, 1855, the Pennsylvania State University was founded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The worst prison would be a closed heart. -- Pope John Paul II

Other Notable Events for February 21

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On this date in history:

In 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

In 1878, the New Haven, Conn., Telephone Co. published the first phone directory. It listed 50 subscribers.

In 1885, the Washington Monument, a 555-foot-high marble obelisk built in honor of America's ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Mexican revolutionary and military commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (conqueror of the Alamo) in 1794
- Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman in 1801
- classical guitarist Andres Segovia in 1893
- writer Anais Nin in 1903
- poet/author W.H. Auden in 1907
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018 with 313 to follow.

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

Joan of Arc

This Day in History, February 21

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On February 21st, 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Fly-fishing author John Gierach wrote, The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem the longer the trip should be.

Other Notable Events for February 20

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On this date in history:

In 1816, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini opened in Rome.

In 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.

In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as Britain's foreign secretary to protest the appeasement policy of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain toward Nazi Germany.<...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 20

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Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726
- photographer Ansel Adams in 1902
- actor Gale Gordon in 1906
- fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924 (age 94)
- film director Robert Altman in 1925
- author Richard Matheson in 1926
- actor Sidney ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018 with 314 to follow.

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

King Edward VI

This Day in History, February 20

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On February 20th, 1547, Edward VI was crowned King of England at the age of nine.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: "When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. -- Shirley Chisholm

Other Notable Events for February 19

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On this date in history:

In 1878, Thomas Edison patented the first gramophone.

In 1922, vaudeville star Ed Wynn became the first big name in show business to sign for a regular radio show.

In 1942, as a security measure during World War II, the U.S. government began relocating Japanese-Americans living in coastal...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1473
- Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi in 1876
- actor Merle Oberon in 1911
- novelist Carson McCullers in 1917
- actor Lee Marvin in 1924
- television/movie director John Frankenheimer in 1930
- singer William Smokey ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018 with 315 to follow.

This is President's Day in the United States.

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

Battle of Gallipoli

This Day in History, February 19

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On February 19th, 1915, the Battle of Gallipoli began.

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