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: History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. -- John F. Kennedy
On this date in history:
In 1507, German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller published a book in which he named the newly discovered continent of the New World America after the man he mistakenly ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906
- pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908
Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018 with 250 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.
On April 25th, 1719, Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe" was published.
A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana