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A thought for the day: Samuel Butler said, The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you but he will make a fool of himself, too.

Other Notable Events for May 15

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On this date in history:

In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey vs. United States, ordered the dissolution of the company after determining it to be a monopoly.

In 1918, the first regular U.S. airmail service was established between Washington and New York City.

In 1930, Ellen ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 15

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Those born on this date include:

- Author L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz) in 1856
- French chemist Pierre Curie in 1859
- author Katherine Anne Porter in 1890
- former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1902
- actor Joseph Cotten in 1905
- country singer Eddy Arnold in 1918
- actor Anna Maria ...Read more

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Today is Tuesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2018 with 230 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, May 15

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On May 15th, 1756, the Seven Years' War began when England declared war on France.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert. -- David Ben-Gurion

Other Notable Events for May 14

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On this date in history:

In 1643, King Louis XIV, who would be known as The Sun King, became ruler of France at the age of 4.

In 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner, a rural England physician, tested his smallpox vaccine. It was a success.

In 1804, one year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 14

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Those born on this date include:

- English portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough in 1727
- Scottish reformer Robert Owen in 1771
- actor Richard Deacon in 1921
- opera star Patrice Munsel in 1925
- singer Bobby Darin in 1936
- Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Perez in 1942 (age 76)
- filmmaker George...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 14, the 134th day of 2018 with 231 to follow.

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

Sketch of Jamestown

This Day in History, May 14

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On May 14th, 1607, Jamestown, VA was settled as an English colony.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Other Notable Events for May 13

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On this date in history:

In 1607, Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in North America, was founded near the James River in Virginia.

In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico.

In 1912, Britain established its air force -- the Royal Flying Corps.

In 1958, a crowd of protesters -- ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 13

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Those born on this date include:

- Composer Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan, in 1842
- French cubist painter Georges Braque in 1882
- English novelist Daphne du Maurier in 1907
- former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis in 1914
- singer Mary Wells in 1943
- actor/singer Bea Arthur in 1922
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2018 with 232 to follow.

Today is Mother's Day.

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

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This Day in History, May 13

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On May 13th, 1950, the first all-time Formula One Grand Prix took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children. -- Jimmy Carter

Other Notable Events for May 12

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On this date in history:

In 1909, two giraffes, one leopard and one buffalo killed, and two leopard cubs captured were the latest additions to the former President Teddy Roosevelt's hunting trophies, according to reports out of Nairobi.

In 1926, the British general strike, which had held the nation in its grip for more than...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Painter/poet Edward Lear in 1812
- nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale in 1820
- poet/painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1828
- lawmaker/author Henry Cabot Lodge in 1850
- actor Katharine Hepburn in 1907
- orchestra leader Gordon Jenkins in 1910
- newscaster Howard ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2017 with 233 to follow.

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

 

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