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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.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Marian Anderson, in forgiving the Daughters of the American Revolution for withdrawing an invitation to perform because she was African American, said, You lose a lot of time hating people.

Other Notable Events for February 24

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On this date in history:

In 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Marbury v. Madison decision, ruled the power of the federal government was no greater than that of any individual state.

In 1868, Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln, was impeached by the U.S. House. (ohnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached,...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Wilhelm Grimm, historian and, with his brother Jacob, compiler of Grimm's Fairy Tales, in 1786
- painter Winslow Homer in 1836
- Irish author George Moore in 1852
- baseball Hall of Fame member Honus Wagner in 1874
- Adm. Chester Nimitz, World War II commander of U.S. forces in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017 with 310 to follow.

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

Steam Shovel

This Day in History, February 24

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On February 24th, 1839, William Otis received a patent for his steam shovel.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Jack London said riding a bicycle is something that makes life worth living.

Other Notable Events for February 23

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On this date in history:

In 1836, soldiers under the command of Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna began their assault on the Alamo Mission near present-day San Antonio, Texas. Eleven days later, the Alamo's small group of Texian (Texan) defenders were defeated by the 1500-plus Mexican Army.

In 1903, the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 23

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Those born on this day include:

- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker/founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty, in 1744
- writer/philosopher W.E.B. DuBois in 1868
- film director Victor Fleming (Gone With The Wind, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017 with 311 to follow.

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

Gutenberg Bible

This Day in History, February 23

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On February 23rd, 1455, the print run of the Gutenberg Bible began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Other Notable Events for February 22

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On this date in history:

In 1819, a treaty with Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

In 1855, Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pa. It was originally called the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.

In 1862, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederate States of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 22

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Those born on this date include:

- George Washington, first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- poet/diplomat/editor James Lowell in 1819
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, in 1857
- German physicist Heinrich Hertz, ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017 with 312 to follow.

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

 

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