On February 17th, 1621, Miles Standish was appointed first commander of the Plymouth colony.
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A thought for the day: I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1783, in Paris, Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free-flight ascent in a balloon.
In 1877, Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph.<...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French author Francois-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, in 1694
- Belgian painter Rene Magritte in 1898
- baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial in 1920
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017 with 40 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.
On November 21st, 1916, the HMHS Britannic sank into the Aegean Sea.
A thought for the day: It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. - - Lewis Grizzard