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: Mahatma Gandhi said, It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
On this date in history:
In 1807, the English Parliament abolished the slave trade.
In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Conductor Arturo Toscanini in 1867
- Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1867
- composer Bela Bartok in 1881
- actor Ed Begley Sr. in 1901
- film ...Read More
Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2017 with 281 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars.
On March 25th, 1655, Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
A thought for the day: Martin Luther King Jr. said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character....Read More