On February 14th, 1879, The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
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A thought for the day: The older I get the better I used to be. -- golfer Lee Trevino
On this date in history:
In 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeated the British ship Guerriere in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia and earned its nickname of Old Ironsides. Witnesses ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Aviation pioneer Orville Wright in 1871
- French fashion designer Coco Chanel in 1883
- humorist Ogden Nash in 1902
- publisher Malcolm Forbes in 1919
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017 with 134 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mercury
On August 19th, 1768, St. Isaac's Cathedral was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia.
A thought for the day: Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength. -- Sonia Sotomayor