On February 17th, 1621, Miles Standish was appointed first commander of the Plymouth colony.
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A thought for the day: We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society, for nothing suffocates the promise of America more than unbounded cynicism and indifference. -- Joe Biden
On this date in history:
In 1918, an empty troop train rear-ended the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train in Ivanhoe, Ind., killing 53 circus performers and many animals. The circus train had stopped to fix its ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard (King Solomon's Mines, She) in 1856
- German novelist Erich Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front) in 1898
- bank ...Read More
Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2017 with 192 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, and Mercury. Evening stars are Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
One June 22nd, 1978, Charon, a satellite of Pluto, was discovered.
A thought for the day: I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. -- L.M. Montgomery