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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it. -- Ben Hogan

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
- journalist and screenwriter Ben Hecht in 1894
- chemist and physicist Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize (peace and chemistry), in 1901
- movie director Vincente Minnelli in 1903
- cartoonist Milton Caniff (Terry and the...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2017 with 306 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars 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: Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before. -- Champion speed skater Bonnie Blair

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
- David Sarnoff, RCA board chairman and father of American television, in 1891
- actor William Demarest in 1892
- soprano Marian Anderson in 1897
- novelist John Steinbeck in 1902
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2017 with 307 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars 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: In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt on visiting the site, remarked: In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder ... Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.

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 1919, 37 years after the first bill to establish the Grand Canyon as a national park ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 26

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- French novelist and poet Victor Hugo in 1802
- Levi Strauss, who created the world's first pair of jeans, in 1829
- American frontiersman William Buffalo Bill Cody in 1846
- surgeon and cornflakes developer John Kellogg in 1852
- Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1887
- actor William ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2017 with 308 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. -- Muhammad Ali

Other Notable Events for February 25

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On this date in history:

In 1791, the First Bank of the U.S. at Philadelphia became the first national bank chartered by Congress.

In 1836, Samuel Colt patented a revolving gun, the first of the six-shooters.

In 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Miss., was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 25

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Those born on this date include:

- : French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1841
- Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso in 1873
- U.S. statesman John Foster Dulles in 1888
- actor Herbert Zeppo Marx, the sane sibling of the early Marx Brothers movies, in 1901
- actor Jim Backus in 1913
- British writer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017 with 309 to follow.

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

USS Ranger

This Day in History, February 25

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On February 25th, 1933, the USS Ranger, the first custom-built aircraft carrier, was launched.

 

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