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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Economic degradation begets environmental degradation, which begets social degradation." -- Majora Carter, American urban revitalization strategist

Other Notable Events for September 26

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On this date in history:

In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia.

In 1934, Britain's Queen Mary bestowed her name on Cunard-White Star Line's newest ocean liner in a christening ceremony in Scotland.

In 1950, U.N. troops took the South Korean capital of Seoul from North Korean forces.

In 1960, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Frontier nurseryman Johnny Appleseed Chapman in 1774
- German researcher Ivan Pavlov in 1849
- poet T.S. Eliot in 1888
- German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1889
- Pope Paul VI in 1897
- composer George Gershwin in 1898
- actor Donna Douglas in 1932
- South...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2022 with 96 to follow.

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

RMS Queen Mary

This Day in History, September 26

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On September 26th, 1934, the RMS Queen Mary was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. -- American etiquette expert Emily Post

Other Notable Events for September 25

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On this date in history:

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

In 1690, the first American newspaper, called Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic, appeared in Boston.

In 1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 25

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Those born on this date include:

- HMS Bounty mutiny leader Fletcher Christian in 1764
- novelist William Faulkner in 1897
- painter Mark Rothko in 1903
- Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in 1906
- convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg in 1915
- TV personality Barbara Walters in 1929 (age 93)
- humorist ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2022 with 97 to follow.

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

Battle of Stamford Bridge

This Day in History, September 25

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On September 25th, 1066, the Battle of Stamford Bridge marked the end of the Viking Era.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: No persons are more frequently wrong than those who will not admit they are wrong. -- French writer Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Other Notable Events for September 24

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On this date in history:

In 1789, the Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. The number of justices became nine in 1869.

In 1929...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 24

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist Horace Walpole in 1717
- John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, in 1755
- suffragist/author Frances Harper in 1825
- candy company founder Franklin Mars in 1883
- golf Hall of Fame member Tommy Armour in 1894
- novelist F. Scott ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2022 with 98 to follow.

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

COlumbus in the New World

This Day in History, September 24

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On September 24th, 1493, Christopher Columbus departed to the New World for the second time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: What is a soul? It's like electricity -- we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room. -- U.S. musician Ray Charles

Other Notable Events for September 23

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On this date in history:

In 1806, U.S. explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back.

In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory. Neptune generally is the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Greek playwright Euripides in 480 B.C.
- Roman Emperor Augustus in 63 B.C.
- Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan in 1215
- feminist/presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull in 1838
- suffragette/civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell in 1863
- Mary Mallon, the so-called Typhoid...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2022 with 99 to follow.

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

Lewis and Clark

This Day in History, September 23

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On September 23rd, 1806, Lewis and Clark returned from their exploration of the United States.

 

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