On March 13th, 1969, the Apollo 9 returned to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
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A thought for the day: Democracy must be our answer to terrorism. -- Angela Merkel
On this date in history:
In 1918, Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family were killed by Bolsheviks who had held them captive for two months. Though the whereabouts of their bodies was unknown for years, later ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English clergyman/author Isaac Watts in 1674
- financier John Jacob Astor in 1763
- actor James Cagney in 1899
- TV personality Art Linkletter in 1912
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Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2019 with 167 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 17th, 1816, the Klondike gold rush began.
A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong, recalling how it felt to look back at Earth from the surface of the moon: I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.