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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

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 and 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 (Dracula) in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017 with 72 to follow.

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

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: Youngsters of Little League can survive under-coaching a lot better than over-coaching. -- baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays.

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 86)
- actor Robert Reed in 1932)
- pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2017 with 73 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

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.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. -- Charles Darwin

Other Notable Events for October 18

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On this day in history:

In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.

In 1851, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published. A small band of Herman Melville devotees orated their way through the 135-chapter opus, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 18

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Those born on this day include:

- Toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836
- novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889
- former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1919
- singer Anita O'Day in 1919
- Greek actor Melina Mercouri in 1920
- rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry in 1926
- sports ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2017 with 74 to follow.

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

BBC Coat of Arms

This Day in History, October 18

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On October 18th, 1922, the BBC was founded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, The soul is healed by being with children.

Other Notable Events for October 17

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On this date in history:

In 1931, gangster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion. It took jurors four days to decide whether the mobster had cheated the Internal Revenue Service out of $215,000.

In 1933, German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany, settling in the United States and becoming ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 17

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Those born on this day include:

- Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black poet, in 1711
- playwright Arthur Miller in 1915
- actor Rita Hayworth in 1918
- football Hall of Fame member Don Coryell in 1924
- diet developer Dr. Robert Atkins in 1930
- newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in 1930
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017 with 75 to follow.

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

Memorial at Mother Teresa's birthplace

This Day in History, October 17

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On October 17th, 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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