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: There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. -- Erich Fromm
On this day in history:
In 1829, William Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., patented the typographer, believed to be the first typewriter.
In 1948, legendary pioneer movie director D.W. Griffith, maker of ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Detective novelist Raymond Chandler in 1888
- Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1892
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1936 (age 81)
- actor ...Read More
Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017 with 161 to follow.
The moon is new. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On July 23rd, 1962, Telstar relayed the first live trans-Atlantic signal.
A thought for the day: Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. -- Rabindranath Tagore