On February 6th, 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document of New Zealand, was signed.
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A thought for the day: Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. -- Muhammad Ali
On this date in history:
In 1791, the First Bank of the U.S. at Philadelphia became the first national bank chartered by Congress.
In 1836, Samuel Colt patented a revolving gun, the first of the six-...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- : French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1841
- Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso in 1873
- U.S. statesman John Foster Dulles in 1888
- actor Herbert Zeppo...Read More
Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017 with 309 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On February 25th, 1933, the USS Ranger, the first custom-built aircraft carrier, was launched.
A thought for the day: Marian Anderson, in forgiving the Daughters of the American Revolution for withdrawing an invitation to perform because she was African American, said, You lose a lot of time hating people.