A thought for the day: Bertrand Russell said, To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- Clarence Darrow<...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.
Those born on this date include:
- American pioneer Daniel Boone in 1734
- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actor Sarah Bernhardt in 1844
- comic actor Curly Howard of The Three Stooges ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017 with 70 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.
A thought for the day: If you focus on success, you'll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed. -- Deepak Chopra