On February 16th, 1940, 299 British prisoners were freed from the German tanker Altmark by soldiers from the HMS Cossack.
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A thought for the day: To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. -- W. Somerset Maugham
On this date in history:
In 1764, the city of St. Louis was founded along the Mississippi River.
In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor, killing 260 crewmen and leading to a U.S....Read More
Those born on this date include:
- : Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei in 1564
- inventor Cyrus McCormick in 1809
- jeweler Charles Tiffany in 1812
- feminist pioneer Susan B. ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2017 with 319 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
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.
A thought for the day: People will pay more to be entertained than educated. -- Johnny Carson