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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You cannot go into a shop and buy a good game of golf. -- American golfer Sam Snead

Other Notable Events for May 23

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On this date in history:

In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.

In 1829, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for his musical instrument called the accordion.

In 1900, U.S. Army Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was cited ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who later was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named, in 1824
- musician/actor Scatman Crothers in 1910
- clarinetist/bandleader Artie Shaw in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022 with 222 to follow.

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

Defenestration

This Day in History, May 23

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On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It takes no compromise to give people their rights ... it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression. -- San Francisco politician/activist Harvey Milk

Other Notable Events for May 22

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On this date in history:

In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at Marshfield, Ind. It was the original Great Train Robbery.

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt established Crater Lake National Park in southwest Oregon, the fifth-oldest national park in the United States. The defining ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 22

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Those born on this date include:

- German composer Richard Wagner in 1813
- artist Mary Cassatt in 1844
- Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
- actor Laurence Olivier in 1907
- pioneering jazz musician Sun Ra, born Herman...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2022 with 223 to follow.

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

Wright Brothers

This Day in History, May 22

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On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger. -- American abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Other Notable Events for May 21

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On this date in history:

In 1832, the first Democratic Party national convention convened in Baltimore.

In 1856, Lawrence, Kan., was burned by pro-slavery forces.

In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

In 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed Bobby Franks, 13, of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 21

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Those born on this date include:

- German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471
- King Philip II of Spain, who launched the Spanish Armada, in 1527
- English poet/satirist Alexander Pope in 1688
- paleontologist Mary Anning in 1799
- French painter Henri Rousseau in 1844
- French diplomat/Nobel Peace Prize ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 21, the 141st day of 2022 with 224 to follow.

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

Clara Barton

This Day in History, May 21

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On May 21st, 1881, the American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan

Other Notable Events for May 20

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On this date in history:

In 526, up to 300,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Syria and Antioch.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, bound ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 20

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Those born on this date include:

- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- French novelist Honore de Balzac in 1799
- English philosopher/economist John Stuart Mill in 1806
- German Emile Berliner, inventor of...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday , May 20, the 140th day of 2022 with 225 to follow.

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

Norman Rockwell

This Day in History, May 20

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On May 20th, 1916, the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.

 

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