On March 26th, 1958, the United States army launched Explorer III.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: Whenever I'm asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. -- American author Flannery O'Connor
On this date in history:
In 1807, the English Parliament abolished the slave trade.
In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1867
- actor Ed Begley Sr. in 1901
- Jack Ruby, who killed presumed John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, in 1911
Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 85th day of 2020 with 281 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Uranus and Venus.
On March 25th, 1655, Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
A thought for the day: Sore laborers have hard hands and old sinners have brawny consciences. -- English poet Anne Bradstreet