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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. -- British writer Lawrence Durrell

Other Notable Events for August 5

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On this date in history:

In 1833, Chicago, with a population of about 200, was incorporated as a village.

In 1858, after several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean was completed.

In 1861, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln approved the first federal income tax. A wartime measure...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 5

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Those born on this date include:

- French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850
- Joseph Merrick, subject of The Elephant Man, in 1889
- U.S. Gen. Hazel Johnson in 1927
- film director John Huston in 1906
- astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1930
- hockey Hall of Fame member Herb Brooks in 1937
- actor Loni ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2020 with 148 to follow.

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

Statue of Liberty

This Day in History, August 5

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On August 5th, 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: In reaffirming the greatness of our nation we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. -- U.S. President Barack Obama

Other Notable Events for August 4

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On this date in history:

In 1735, the standard of truth as a defense against a claim of libel was established in the American colonies when John Peter Zenger, publisher of a New York City newspaper, was acquitted of libel charges.

In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden, the elderly parents of Lizzie Borden, were found hacked to ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 4

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Urban VII in 1521
- English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1792
- fashion designer Louis Vuitton in 1821
- Queen Elizabeth, mother of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in 1900
- legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong in 1901
- Swedish architect Raoul Wallenberg, credited ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2020 with 149 to follow.

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

Inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

This Day in History, August 4

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On August 4th, 1902, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the River Thames opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. -- American politician/model Bess Myerson

Other Notable Events for August 3

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On this date in history:

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, seeking a western route to India, with a convoy of three small ships -- the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria -- and fewer than 100 crew. They reached land at Guanahani, an island in the Caribbean, on Oct. 12.

In 1914, Germany declared war on ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator, in 1811
- World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 1900
- Monkey Trial defendant John Scopes in 1900
- singer Tony Bennett in 1926 (age 94)
- football Hall of Fame member Lance Alworth in 1940 (age 80)
- actor Martin ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020 with 150 to follow.

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

USS Nautilus

This Day in History, August 3

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On August 3rd, 1958, the USS Nautilus traveled under the Arctic ice cap.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. -- American author James Baldwin

Other Notable Events for August 2

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On this date in history:

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, was signed by members of the Continental Congress.

In 1923, U.S. President Warren G. Harding died of a stroke in a San Francisco hotel at the age of 58. He was succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge.

In 1934, with the death...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 2

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Those born on this date include:

- French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, in 1834
- actor Myrna Loy in 1905
- former Israeli President Shimon Peres in 1923
- author James Baldwin in 1924
- pianist/journalist Philippa Schuyler in 1931
- actor Peter O'Toole in 1932
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 215th day of 2020 with 151 to follow.

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

Tower Subway

This Day in History, August 2

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On August 2nd, 1870, the Tower Subway, the world's first underground railway, opened in London.

 

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