On April 29th, 1770, James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia.
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A thought for the day: Women have been called queens a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. -- American author Louisa May Alcott
On this date in history:
In 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y.
In 1963, a sniper killed civil rights leader Medgar Evers outside his home in Jackson...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- John Augustus Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, in 1806
- artist Egon Schiele in 1890
- artist/writer Djuna Barnes in 1892
- entrepreneur David ...Read More
Today is Saturday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2021 with 202 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn and Venus.
On June 12th, 1859, the Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada.
A thought for the day: There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and, best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. -- American businessman Walt Disney