On March 3rd, 1931, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the national anthem of the United States.
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A thought for the day: Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. -- Gen. Omar Bradley
On this date in history:
In 1777, American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War.
In 1881, U.S. President James Garfield, 49, who had been shot in July by a disgruntled ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski in 1905
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in 1907
- Austrian automobile designer Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche in 1909
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018 with 103 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 19th, 1900, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid committed their first crime together.
A thought for the day: Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. -- Roger Ebert