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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I had felt for a long time, that if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so. -- American civil rights activist Rosa Parks

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 Dan Duryea in 1907
- comedian Ernie Kovacs in 1919
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2020 with 343 to follow.

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

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: Friendship is love without his wings. -- British poet Lord Byron

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/explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher/statesman Francis Bacon in 1561
- British poet Lord George Byron in 1788
- D.W. Griffith in 1875
- Chief Justice of the United States Fred Vinson...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2020 with 344 to follow.

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

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: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- American publisher Emilie Buchwald

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/Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer/historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin in 1869
- Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1884
- blues ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2020 with 345 to follow.

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

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: The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. -- American comedian Bill Maher

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:

- French physicist Andre-Marie Ampere in 1775
- Harold Gray, creator of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, in 1894
- comedian George Burns in 1896
- Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis in 1906
- Italian film director Federico Fellini in 1920
- actor DeForest Kelley in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2020 with 346 to follow.

This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.

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

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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