On February 26th, 1797, the Bank of England issued the first pound note.
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A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga
On this date in history:
In 1626, the Dutch West Indies Trading Co. bought the island of Manhattan from American Indians, paying with goods worth about $24.
In 1844, the first U.S telegraph line was ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Polish inventor Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1686
- French journalist and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1743
- British Queen Victoria in 1819
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Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017, with 221 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 24th, 1830, Sarah Hale published the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
A thought for the day: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. -- Knute Rockne