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A thought for the day: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. -- Rachel Carson

Other Notable Events for May 27

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On this date in history:

In 1703, Czar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as the new capital of Russia.

In 1930, Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for his adhesive tape, which was later manufactured by 3M as Scotch tape.

In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was opened. An estimated 200,000 people ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Financier Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1794
- social reformer Amelia Bloomer, for whom the undergarment was named, in 1818
- poet Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics for The Battle Hymn of the Republic, in 1819
- financier/railroad developer Jay Gould in 1836
- frontiersman James ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 27, the 147th day of 2017 with 218 to follow.

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

Alexander III

This Day in History, May 27

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On May 27th, 1883, Alexander III was crowned Tsar of Russia.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. -- Andy Rooney

Other Notable Events for May 26

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On this date in history:

In 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, anxious to create new free territories during the Civil War, signed an act establishing the Montana Territory. Montana became a state 25 years later.

In 1868, at the end of a historic two-month trial, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Entertainer Al Jolson in 1886
- dancer Isadora Duncan in 1877
- actor John Wayne in 1907
- actor Robert Morley in 1908
- actor Jay Silverheels in 1912
- actor Peter Cushing in 1913
- trumpeter Ziggy Elman in 1914
- singer Peggy Lee in 1920
- actor James ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, May 26, the 146th day of 2017 with 219 to follow.

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

Bram Stoker

This Day in History, May 26

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On May 26th, 1897, Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" went on sale in London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When men reach their 60s and retire, they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking. -- Gail Sheehy

Other Notable Events for May 25

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On this date in history:

In 1787, with George Washington presiding, the first regular session of the Constitutional Convention, which drew up the Constitution of the United States, convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

In 1878, H.M.S. Pinafore, an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened in London.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1803
- YMCA leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Mott in 1865
- dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in 1878
- aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky in 1889
- Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito in 1892
- heavyweight boxing champion Gene ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, May 25, the 145th day of 2017 with 220 to follow.

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

Battle of Dunkirk

This Day in History, May 25

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On May 25th, 1940, the Battle of Dunkirk began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga

Other Notable Events for May 24

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On this date in history:

In 1626, the Dutch West Indies Trading Co. bought the island of Manhattan from American Indians, paying with goods worth about $24.

In 1844, the first U.S telegraph line was formally opened -- between Baltimore and Washington.

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public, linking...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Polish inventor Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1686
- French journalist and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1743
- British Queen Victoria in 1819
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo in 1870
- H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, in 1879
- hostess and ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017, with 221 to follow.

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

Sarah Hale

This Day in History, May 24

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On May 24th, 1830, Sarah Hale published the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

 

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