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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Jack London said riding a bicycle is something that makes life worth living.

Other Notable Events for February 23

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On this date in history:

In 1836, soldiers under the command of Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna began their assault on the Alamo Mission near present-day San Antonio, Texas. Eleven days later, the Alamo's small group of Texian (Texan) defenders were defeated by the 1500-plus Mexican Army.

In 1903, the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 23

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Those born on this day include:

- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker/founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty, in 1744
- writer/philosopher W.E.B. DuBois in 1868
- film director Victor Fleming (Gone With The Wind, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017 with 311 to follow.

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

Gutenberg Bible

This Day in History, February 23

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On February 23rd, 1455, the print run of the Gutenberg Bible began.

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
- poet/diplomat/editor James Lowell in 1819
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, in 1857
- German physicist Heinrich Hertz, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017 with 312 to follow.

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

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
- German bacteriologist August von Wassermann, who developed the blood test for syphilis, in 1866
- classical guitarist Andres...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2017 with 313 to follow.

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

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
- Soviet leader Alexei Kosygin in 1904
- actor Gale Gordon in 1906
- TV emcee John Daly in 1914
- fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924 (age 93)
- film director Robert ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017 with 314 to follow.

This is observed in the United States as Presidents' Day.

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

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.

 

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