On March 14th, 1794, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for his cotton gin.
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A thought for the day: Chris Hedges wrote, The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded.
In 1588, the Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1795
- American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament, in 1879
- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the ...Read More
Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019 with 226 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.
A thought for the day: Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. -- Princess Diana