On November 24th, 1974, the skeleton of "Lucy," a 3.18 million years old female hominid, was found in Ethiopia.
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On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.
A thought for the day: I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. -- Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to U.S. Congress
On this date in history:
In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision that determined separate but equal racial policies are constitutional.
In 1917, President Wilson ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048
- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868
- English philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872
- film director Frank Capra ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022 with 227 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.
On May 18th, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared emperor of France.