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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: British author Rudyard Kipling wrote, Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Other Notable Events for January 18

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On this date in history:

In 1778, James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. He called them the Sandwich Islands.

In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German emperor.

In 1919, world leaders gathered in Paris to begin a peace conference after the end of World War I. President...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 18

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Those born on this date include:

- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator/statesman Daniel Webster in 1782
- Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girls Scouts, in 1860
- English author A.A. Milne in 1882
- comedian Oliver Hardy in 1892
- actor Cary Grant in ...Read more

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Today is Monday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2021 with 347 to follow.

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

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

Attendees of the Paris Peace Conference

This Day in History, January 18

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On January 18th, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am. -- American boxer Muhammad Ali

Other Notable Events for January 17

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On this date in history:

In 1605, Don Quixote was published.

In 1806, the first baby, James Madison Randolph, was born in the White House. He was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.

In 1871, Andrew Hallikie received a patent for a cable car system that went into service in San Francisco in 1873.

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Notable Birthdays for January 17

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Pius V in 1504
- American statesman/scientist/author Benjamin Franklin in 1706
- author Anne Bronte in 1820
- British statesman David Lloyd George in 1863
- U.S. gangster Al Capone in 1899
- English novelist Nevil Shute in 1899
- actor Betty White in 1922 (age ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021 with 348 to follow.

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

Artist's rendering of the First Battle of the Stronghold

This Day in History, January 17

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On January 17th, 1873, the First Battle of the Stronghold took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. -- American writer/activist Susan Sontag

Other Notable Events for January 16

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On this date in history:

In 1581, the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.

In 1919, the United States went legally dry when the 36th state ratified the 18th Amendment. Prohibition went into effect one year later and the amendment was repealed in 1933.

In 1942, screen star Carole Lombard, her mother and ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 16

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Those born on this date include:

- Andre Michelin, the French industrialist who first mass-produced rubber automobile tires, in 1853
- Canadian poet Robert Service in 1874
- former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1901
- inventor Frank Zamboni in 1901
- Olympic runner/Christian missionary Eric Liddell in 1902...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2021 with 349 to follow.

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

American Pavilion, designed by Fuller

This Day in History, January 16

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On January 16th, 1970, Buckminster Fuller received a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

Other Notable Events for January 15

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On this date in history:

In 1870, a cartoon by Thomas Nast appeared in Harper's weekly with a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party for the first time.

In 1892, Dr. James Naismith published the rules of basketball. He invented the game at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

In 1919, 21 people were killed and scores ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 15

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Those born on this date include:

- French playwright Moliere, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, in 1622
- signer of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston in 1716
- Swedish clergyman/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nathan Soderblom in 1866
- drummer Gene Krupa in 1909
- actor Lloyd Bridges in 1913
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2021 with 350 to follow.

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

British Museum

This Day in History, January 15

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On January 15th, 1759, the British Museum opened.

 

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