On February 14th, 1898, The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads to the Spanish-American War.
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A thought for the day: We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. -- Earl Nightingale
On this date in history:
In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. His co-leader, Juan ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English historian Edward Gibbon in 1737
- philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft in 1759
- Samuel F.B. Morse, American artist/inventor of magnetic telegraphy, in 1791
Today is Thursday, April 27, the 117th day of 2017 with 248 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.
On April 27th, 1897, Grant's Tomb was dedicated.
A thought for the day: Joyce Brothers said, The best proof of love is trust.