On February 7th, 1863, the HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
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On March 25th, 1655, Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
A thought for the day: Leo Tolstoy said, One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.
On this date in history:
In 1603, Queen Elizabeth I of England died after 44 years of rule. She was succeeded by King James VI of Scotland, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch.
Those born on this date include:
- Financier Andrew Mellon in 1855
- magician/escape artist Harry Houdini in 1874
- silent film star Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle in 1887
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Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019 with 282 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Uranus.
On March 24th, 1989, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill occured in Alaska's Prince William Sound.