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: Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength. -- Sonia Sotomayor
On this date in history:
In 1227, Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who forged an empire stretching from the east coast of China west to the Aral Sea, died in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Virginia Dare, first English settler born in the American colonies, in 1587
- explorer Meriwether Lewis in 1774
- Chicago department store founder Marshall Field in ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018 with 135 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On August 18th, 1877, the Martian moon Phobos was discovered.
A thought for the day: I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. -- Tom Landry