On February 17th, 1621, Miles Standish was appointed first commander of the Plymouth colony.
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A thought for the day: Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. -- Steve Jobs
On this date in history:
In 1923, archaeologists opened the treasure-laden tomb of Tutankhamen, King Tut, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
In 1933, a patent for the synthetic fiber nylon was awarded to...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French mathematician Pierre Bouguer in 1698
- historian Henry Brooks Adams in 1838
- orchestra leader Wayne King (The Waltz King) in 1901
- actor Chester ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2017 with 318 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On February 16th, 1940, 299 British prisoners were freed from the German tanker Altmark by soldiers from the HMS Cossack.
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