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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There is always room at the top. -- American statesman Daniel Webster

Other Notable Events for October 24

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On this date in history:

In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War in Europe.

In 1861, the first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice Stephen Field to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Washington.

In 1901, daredevil Annie Edson Taylor became the first...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, in 1788
- attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for U.S. president, in 1830
- cartoonist Bob Kane, creator of Batman, in 1915
- football Hall of Fame member Y.A. Tittle in 1926
- entertainer J.P. The ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021 with 68 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, October 24

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On October 24th, 1929, "Black Thursday" marked the beginning of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We are all of us, men and women both, the creatures of culture: we do and feel what our societies ask us to, and the demands put upon us are not always consistent or precisely correlated with biology. -- American writer Diana Trilling

Other Notable Events for October 23

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On this date in history:

In 1707, the British Parliament met for the first time.

In 1915, an estimated 25,000 women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote throughout the United States.

In 1942, the British Eighth Army launched an offensive at El Alamein in Egypt, a World War II battle that ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Adlai E. Stevenson I, U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland, in 1835
- pioneering college football coach John Heisman, for whom the Heisman Trophy is named
- in 1869
- William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube, in 1873
- vaudevillian Milton Gummo Marx in 1893
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021 with 69 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, October 23

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On October 23rd, 2001, the iPod was released on the market in the United States.

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 Zimbabwean 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 Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021 with 70 to follow.

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

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: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- American lawyer Clarence Darrow

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 Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021 with 71 to follow.

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

Guggenheim Museum

This Day in History, October 21

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

 

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