On February 4th, 1789 George Washington is unanimously elected to be the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
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A thought for the day: If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau
On this date in history:
In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris, ending more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy.
In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Soldier and Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer and historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- Roger ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018 with 344 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 21st, 1976, the first commercial Concorde flight took off.
A thought for the day: Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -- Margaret Mead