A thought for the day: Paul Valery said, That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
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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.
On this date in history:
In 1775, Congress establishes the U.S. postal system.
In 1847, Liberia became a republic and Africa's first sovereign, black-ruled democratic nation.
In 1908, the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw in 1856
- Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, founder of analytic psychology, in 1875
- British novelist Aldous Huxley in 1894
Today is Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2017, with 158 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
On July 26th, 1956, Egyptian leader Gamal Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.