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: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1703, Czar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as the new capital of Russia.
In 1930, Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for his adhesive tape, which was later ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Financier Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1794
- social reformer Amelia Bloomer, for whom the undergarment was named, in 1818
- poet Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics ...Read More
Today is Sunday, May 27, the 147th day of 2018 with 218 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
On May 27th, 1883, Alexander III was crowned Tsar of Russia.
A thought for the day: If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. -- Andy Rooney