On February 26th, 1797, the Bank of England issued the first pound note.
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A thought for the day: The worst prison would be a closed heart. -- Pope John Paul II
On this date in history:
In 1513, Ponce De Leon of Spain landed at what is now St. Augustine, Fla., to search for the Fountain of Youth.
In 1792, Congress passed legislation authorizing the U.S. Mint ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Charlemagne, founder of the Holy Roman Empire, in 742
- Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova in 1725
- Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in 1805
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Today is Thursday, April 2, the 93rd day of 2020 with 273 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Uranus and Venus.
On April 2nd, 1513, Ponce de Leon became the first known European to set foot on Florida.
A thought for the day: We are all of us, men and women both, the creatures of culture: we do and feel what our societies ask us to, and the demands put upon us are not always consistent or precisely correlated with biology...Read More