On August 22nd, 1954, the groundbreaking ceremony for Saint Lawrence Seaway was held at Massena, New York.
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A thought for the day: The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story ... The consequence of the ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was chartered by the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Statesman Samuel Adams in 1722
- political cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1840
- magician Harry Blackstone Sr. in 1885
- actor Jayne Meadows in 1919
- ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2020 with 95 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On September 27th, 1825, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened, becoming the first permanent steam locomotive railway.
A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- Spanish writer George Santayana