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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children. -- Herbert Hoover

Other Notable Events for October 23

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On this date in history:

In 1707, the British Parliament met for the first time.

In 1915, an estimated 25,000 women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote throughout the United States.

In 1942, the British Eighth Army launched an offensive at El Alamein in Egypt, a World War II battle that ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Adlai E. Stevenson I, U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland, in 1835
- pioneering college football Coach John Heisman, for whom the Heisman Trophy is named
- in 1869
- William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube, in 1873
- vaudevillian Milton Gummo Marx in 1893
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2017 with 69 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

iPod

This Day in History, October 23

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On October 23rd, 2001, the iPod was released on the market in the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- Clarence Darrow

Other Notable Events for October 22

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On this date in history:

In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.

In 1836, Gen. Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

In 1929, Professor ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 22

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Those born on this date include:

- American pioneer Daniel Boone in 1734
- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actor Sarah Bernhardt in 1844
- comic actor Curly Howard of The Three Stooges in 1903
- baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx in 1907
- actor Joan Fontaine in 1917
- English author ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017 with 70 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Jean-Paul Sartre

This Day in History, October 22

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On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you focus on success, you'll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed. -- Deepak Chopra

Other Notable Events for October 21

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On this date in history:

In 1805, in one of history's greatest naval battles, the British fleet under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the combined French-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.

In 1879, after 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric incandescent lamp.

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Notable Birthdays for October 21

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- Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize, in 1833
- jazz trumpeter John Dizzy Gillespie in 1917
- baseball Hall of Fame member Whitey Ford in 1928 (age 89)
- author Ursula K. Le Guin in 1929 (age 88)
- rock musician Manfred Mann in 1940 (age 77)
- Rock and...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017 with 71 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Venus and Mars. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Guggenheim Museum

This Day in History, October 21

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On October 21st, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in New York.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Other Notable Events for October 20

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On this date in history:

In 1818, the United States and Britain agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the official boundary between the U.S. and Canada.

In 1918, Germany accepted U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's terms to end World War I.

In 1944 American troops landed on the eastern coast of Leyte Island in the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 20

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Those born on this date include:

- English astronomer and architect Christopher Wren in 1632
- French poet Arthur Rimbaud in 1854
- James Robert Mann, Illinois congressman and author of the White Slave Traffic Act, also known as the Mann Act, in 1856
- educator John Dewey in 1859
- actor Bela Lugosi (Dracula) in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017 with 72 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

RMS Olympic

This Day in History, October 20

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On October 20th, 1910, the RMS Olympic -- sister ship to the Titanic -- was launched.

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