A thought for the day: Archibald MacLeish said of Americans, They were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.
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A thought for the day: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
On this date in history:
In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. Robespierre, who encouraged the execution, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Younger, author of Camille, in 1824
- British aircraft pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland in 1882
- actor Jerry Van Dyke in 1931 (age ...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2017 with 157 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On July 27th, 1866, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed.
A thought for the day: Matthew Arnold wrote, The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.