A thought for the day: Russian author Boris Pasternak wrote, Life itself, the phenomenon of life, the gift of life, is so breathtakingly serious.Copyright 2012 by United Press International
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On April 25th, 1719, Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe" was published.
A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana
On this date in history:
In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first American newspaper to be published on a regular basis.
In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.
Those born on this date include:
- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- English novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- U.S. poet laureate ...Read More
Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2017 with 251 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.
On April 24th, 1898, Spain declared war on the United States, beginning the Spanish-American War.