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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain

Other Notable Events for January 23

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On this date in history:

In 1789, Georgetown College was founded in Georgetown, Md., which later would be part of the District of Columbia.

In 1845, the U.S. Congress decided that all national elections would take place on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 23

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Those born on this date include:

- American patriot John Hancock in 1737
- French author Stendhal, a pseudonym for Marie-Henri Beyle, in 1783
- French Impressionist painter Edouard Manet in 1832
- Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein in 1898
- actor Randolph Scott in 1898
- actor Dan Duryea in 1907
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2017 with 342 to follow.

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

Georgetown College from above

This Day in History, January 23

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On January 23rd, 1789, Georgetown College became the first Catholic college in the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. -- Andrew Ross

Other Notable Events for January 22

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On this date in history:

In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.

In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII.

In 1914, attorneys for world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, an African-American prizefighter, filed a ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Russian Czar Ivan III, known as Ivan the Great, in 1440
- British writer and explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon in 1561
- French physicist Andre-Marie Ampere in 1775
- British poet George Byron in 1788
- D.W. Griffith, silent...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2017 with 343 to follow.

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

Bloody Sunday

This Day in History, January 22

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On January 22nd, 1905, Bloody Sunday took place in in St. Petersburg.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau

Other Notable Events for January 21

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On this date in history:

In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris, ending more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy.

In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union. He later became president of the Confederate States of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Soldier and Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer and historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- firearms designer John Browning in 1855
- Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1884
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2017 with 344 to follow.

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

Concorde in flight

This Day in History, January 21

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On January 21st, 1976, the first commercial Concorde flight took off.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -- Margaret Mead

Other Notable Events for January 20

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On this date in history:

In 1265, Britain's House of Commons, which became a model for parliamentary bodies, met for the first time.

In 1783, U.S. and British representatives signed a preliminary Cessation of Hostilities, which ended the fighting in the Revolutionary War.

In 1801, John Marshall was appointed ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Harold Gray, creator of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, in 1894
- comedian George Burns in 1896
- Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis in 1906
- Austrian naturalist Joy Adamson in 1910
- Italian film director Federico Fellini in 1920
- actor DeForest Kelley in 1920
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2017 with 345 to follow.

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

19th centuary painting of Westminster Hall.

This Day in History, January 20

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On January 20th, 1265, the English Parliament met in the Palace of Westminster for the first time.

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