On February 10th, 1863, the world-famous dwarfs General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married in New York City.
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A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana
On this date in history:
In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first U.S. newspaper to be published on a regular basis.
In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.
Those born on this date include:
- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- British novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- actor Shirley MacLaine ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2019 with 251 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.
On April 24th, 1898, Spain declared war on the United States, beginning the Spanish-American War.
A thought for the day: It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -- Shirley MacLaine