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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all. -- French-Cuban-American writer Anaïs Nin

Other Notable Events for February 29

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On this date in history:

In 1704, in the bloodiest event of the so-called Queen Anne's War, Deerfield, a frontier settlement in western Massachusetts, was attacked by a French and indian force. Some 100 men, women and children were massacred as the town was burned to the ground.

In 1868, British statesman Benjamin Disraeli ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 29

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Paul III in 1468
- British religious leader Ann Lee, founder of the American Shaker sect, in 1736
- operatic composer Gioacchino Antonio Rossini in 1792
- American inventor John Holland, who pioneered the modern submarine, in 1840
- film director William Wellman in 1896
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2024 with 306 to follow.

This is Leap Year Day, which occurs only once every four years.

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

Ulrika Eleonora

This Day in History, February 29

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On February 29th, 1720, Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden abdicated in favor of her husband, King Frederick I.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of 6 and 16 wearing a glove and swinging a bat. -- American baseball great Babe Ruth

Other Notable Events for February 28

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On this date in history:

In 1784, the Methodist Church was chartered by John Wesley.

In 1844, an explosion rocked the war steamer USS Princeton after it test-fired one of its guns. The blast killed or injured a number of top U.S. government officials who were aboard.

In 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 28

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Those born on this date include:

- French essayist Michel de Montaigne in 1533
- chemist/physicist Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize (peace and chemistry), in 1901
- movie director Vincente Minnelli in 1903
- actor Billie Bird in 1908
- actor Charles Durning in 1923
- Svetlana Alliluyeva, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024 with 307 to follow.

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

B&O Railroad

This Day in History, February 28

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On February 28th, 1827, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. -- Greek philosopher Plato

Other Notable Events for February 27

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On this date in history:

In 1844, the Dominican Republic was granted independence from Haiti.

In 1933, it was announced that President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt would use a 263-year-old tattered Dutch Bible that had been in the possession of his family since 1670 for his inauguration on March 4.

In 1942, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1807
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in 1886
- soprano Marian Anderson in 1897
- novelist John Steinbeck in 1902
- actor Joan Bennett in 1910
- author Lawrence Durrell in 1912
- former Texas Gov. John Connally in 1917
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024 with 308 to follow.

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

Mardi Gras

This Day in History, February 27

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On February 27th, 1827, the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Orleans.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. -- American author Zora Neale Hurston

Other Notable Events for February 26

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On this date in history:

In 1531, an earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, killed more than 20,000 people.

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and 1,200 men left his exile on the Isle of Elba to start his 100-day campaign to regain France.

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation establishing Mount McKinley ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 26

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- French novelist/poet Victor Hugo in 1802
- Levi Strauss, who created the world's first pair of denim blue jeans, in 1829
- American frontiersman William Buffalo Bill Cody in 1846
- surgeon/cornflakes developer John Kellogg in 1852
- actor/comedian Jackie Gleason in 1916
- actor Tony Randall in 1920
- rock ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2024 with 309 to follow.

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

Bank of England

This Day in History, February 26

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On February 26th, 1797, the Bank of England issued the first pound note.

 

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