On November 24th, 1974, the skeleton of "Lucy," a 3.18 million years old female hominid, was found in Ethiopia.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. -- American musician Jim Morrison
On this date in history:
In 1886, delegates from 25 unions founded the American Federation of Labor, forerunner of the modern AFL-CIO, in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress to...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Mary Queen of Scots in 1542
- Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, in 1765
- General Motors founder William Durant in 1861
- French movie pioneer Georges ...Read More
Today is Friday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2023 with 23 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 8th, 1609, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the second public library in Europe, opened.
A thought for the day: If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. -- American football star Terrell Owens