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: You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing. -- Thomas Sowell
On this date in history:
In 1876, U.S. Army Gen. George Custer and his force of 208 men were killed by Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux warriors at Little Big Horn in Montana.
In 1942, U.S. Army Gen. Dwight...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French composer Gustave Charpentier in 1860
- Broadway producer George Abbott in 1887
- English novelist/critic George Orwell, author of 1984, in 1903
- movie ...Read More
Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017 with 189 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, and Mercury. Evening stars are Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
On June 25th, 1876, the Battle of the Little Bighorn began.
A thought for the day: Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. -- Fred Rogers