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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou

Other Notable Events for August 6

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On this date in history:

In 1890, the first execution by electric chair was carried out. William Kemmler was put to death at Auburn Prison in New York for the ax murder of his girlfriend.

In 1926, Gertrude Ederle of New York became the first American to swim the English Channel.

In 1945, an atomic bomb was ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 6

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1809
- Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons in 1881
- Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, in 1881
- basketball Hall of Fame member Henry Iba in 1904
- comedian Lucille Ball in 1911
- actor Robert ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2018 with 147 to follow.

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

Prince-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire

This Day in History, August 6

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On August 6th, 1806, Francis II abdicated, ending the Holy Roman Empire.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. -- Peace Pilgrim

Other Notable Events for August 5

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On this date in history:

In 1833, Chicago, with a population of about 200, was incorporated as a village.

In 1858, after several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean was completed.

In 1861, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln approved the first federal income tax. A wartime measure...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 5

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Those born on this date include:

- French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850
- film director John Huston in 1906
- astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, in 1930
- hockey Hall of Fame member Herb Brooks in 1937
- actor Loni Anderson in 1945 (age 73)
- actor Maureen McCormick in 1956 (age ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2018 with 148 to follow.

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

Statue of Liberty

This Day in History, August 5

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On August 5th, 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

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 August 4

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On this date in history:

In 1735, the standard of truth as a defense against a claim of libel was established in the American colonies when John Peter Zenger, publisher of a New York City newspaper, was acquitted of libel charges.

In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden, the elderly parents of Lizzie Borden, were found hacked to ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 4

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1792
- fashion designer Louis Vuitton in 1821
- Queen Elizabeth, mother of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in 1900
- legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong in 1901
- Swedish architect Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving 100,000 Jews from ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2018 with 149 to follow.

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

Inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

This Day in History, August 4

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On August 4th, 1902, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the River Thames opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. -- Tony Blair

Other Notable Events for August 3

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On this date in history:

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, seeking a western route to India, with a convoy of three small ships -- the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria -- and fewer than 100 crew. They reached land at Guanahani, an island in the Caribbean, on Oct. 12.

In 1914, Germany declared war on ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator, in 1811
- World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 1900
- Monkey Trial defendant John Scopes in 1900
- singer Tony Bennett in 1926 (age 92)
- football Hall of Fame member Lance Alworth in 1940 (age 78)
- actor Martin ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2018 with 150 to follow.

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

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