On March 4th, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first President of the United States to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
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A thought for the day: Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else. -- Judy Garland
On this date in history:
In 1790, the Aztec Calendar, or Solar Stone, was uncovered by workmen repairing Mexico City's Central Plaza.
In 1903, Orville Wright made history's first sustained airplane ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- American Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson, who fought as a man under the alias Robert Shurtlieff, in 1760
- English writer Ford Madox Ford in 1873
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Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2018 with 14 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first powered Heavier-than-Air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk.
A thought for the day: I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. -- Jane Austen