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: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said, I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1635, the Boston Latin School was founded. It is the oldest public school in the United States.
In 1668, Portugal was recognized as an independent nation by Spain.
Those born on this date include:
- Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. President Harry Truman, in 1885
- artist Grant Wood in 1891
- writer Georges Simenon in 1903
- golf Hall of Fame member Patty ...Read More
Today is Monday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2017 with 321 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On February 13th, 1633, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
A thought for the day: The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. -- Sid Caesar