On February 7th, 1863, the HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
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A thought for the day: The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. -- American comedian Bill Maher
On this date in history:
In 1265, Britain's House of Commons, which became a model for parliamentary bodies, met for the first time.
In 1783, U.S. and British representatives signed a preliminary ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French physicist Andre-Marie Ampere in 1775
- Harold Gray, creator of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, in 1894
- comedian George Burns in 1896
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Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2020 with 346 to follow.
This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Neptune, ...Read More
On January 20th, 1265, the English Parliament met in the Palace of Westminster for the first time.
A thought for the day: The one certain way for a woman to hold a man is to leave him for religion. -- British novelist Muriel Spark