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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, said, The most sophisticated people I know -- inside they are all children.

Other Notable Events for September 24

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On this date in history:

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. The number of justices became nine in 1869.

In 1929, aviator...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 24

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist Horace Walpole in 1717
- Irish brewmaster Arthur Guinness in 1725
- John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, in 1755
- candy company founder Franklin Mars in 1883
- golf Hall of Fame member Tommy Armour in 1894
- novelist F. Scott ...Read more

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2017 with 98 to follow.

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

COlumbus in the New World

This Day in History, September 24

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On September 24th, 1493, Christopher Columbus departed to the New World for the second time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a 2013 speech on making the Internet safer for children, said, I want to talk about the Internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the Internet, there are things going on that ...Read more

Other Notable Events for September 23

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On this date in history:

In 1806, U.S. explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back.

In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory. Neptune generally is the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Greek playwright Euripides in 480 B.C.
- Roman Emperor Augustus in 63 B.C.
- Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan in 1215
- feminist/presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull in 1838
- actor Mickey Rooney in 1920
- jazz saxophonist John Coltrane in 1926
- soul singer/pianist ...Read more

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Today is Saturday Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2017 with 99 to follow.

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

Lewis and Clark

This Day in History, September 23

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On September 23rd, 1806, Lewis and Clark returned from their exploration of the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. -- Bill Maher

Other Notable Events for September 22

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On this date in history:

In 1776, the British hanged American Revolutionary War hero and patriot Nathan Hale. His famous last words were, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing some 3 million slaves.

In 1888, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 22

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Those born on this date include:

- English chemist/physicist Michael Faraday in 1791
- actor Allan Rocky Lane, B-movie cowboy star/TV voice of Mr. Ed, in 1909
- co-founder of Amnesty International Eric Baker in 1920
- baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Lemon in 1920
- baseball Hall of Fame member Tommy Lasorda in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2017 with 100 to follow.

This is the first day of autumn.

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

War of the Triple Alliance

This Day in History, September 22

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On September 22nd, 1866, the Battle of Curupaity occurred.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. -- Edward R. Murrow

Other Notable Events for September 21

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On this date in history:

In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold's name was forever after associated with the word traitor.

In 1792, the Legislative Assembly of revolutionary France voted to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645
- British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866
- animator Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote) in 1912
- actor Larry Hagman in 1931
- singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen in 1934
- radio ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017 with 101 to follow.

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

Deep Space 1 conceptual drawing

This Day in History, September 21

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On September 21st, 2001, Deep Space 1 flew within 2,200 kms of Comet Borrelly.

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