On March 5th, 1770, five Americans were killed in the Boston Massacre, an event which would help spur the Revolutionary War five years later.
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On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
A thought for the day: I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn't paint. -- Chuck Berry
On this date in history:
In 1789, Georgetown College was founded in Georgetown, Md., which later would be part of the District of Columbia.
In 1845, the U.S. Congress decided that all national ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- American patriot John Hancock in 1737
- French author Stendhal, a pseudonym for Marie-Henri Beyle, in 1783
- French Impressionist painter Edouard Manet in 1832
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019 with 342 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On January 23rd, 1789, Georgetown College became the first Catholic college in the United States.