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: Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, 'His color is not mine,' or 'His beliefs are strange and different,' in that moment he betrays America ... . -- ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1825, after no presidential candidate won the necessary majority, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams the sixth president of the United States.
In 1900, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States, in 1773
- former Secretary of State Dean Rusk in 1909
- actor Carmen Miranda in 1909
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019 with 325 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On February 9th, 1621, Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
A thought for the day: We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. -- Nelson Mandela