On March 2nd, 1917, Alexander II of Russia abdicated in favor of his brother Michael.
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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
On this date in history:
In 1788, the U.S. Constitution became effective when it was ratified by a ninth state, New Hampshire.
In 1945, Japanese defenders of Okinawa surrendered to U.S. troops.
Those born on this date include:
- Boy Scouts of America founder Daniel Carter Beard in 1850
- cartoonist Al Hirschfeld in 1903
- philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre in 1905
- actor Jane Russell...Read More
Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018 with 193 to follow.
Today is the first day of summer.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, ...Read More
On June 21st, 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her golden jubilee.
A thought for the day: Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. -- Albert Einstein