On May 1st, 1851, the Great Exhibition opened in London.
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A thought for the day: Dutch Queen Juliana said of politics: You are interested in the kitchen of the world -- you want to find out what is cooking, who has a finger in the pie, and who will burn his finger.
On this date in history:
In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
In 1803, the United States more than doubled its land area with the Louisiana Purchase....Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Hungarian composer Franz Lehar, who wrote the operetta The Merry Widow, in 1870
- actor Eve Arden in 1908
- Dutch Queen Juliana in 1909
- actor Cloris Leachman...Read More
Today is Friday, April 30, the 120th day of 2021 with 245 days to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Venus.
On April 30th, 1492, Christopher Columbus was granted a commission for exploration by Spain.
A thought for the day: When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form and the death of the republic is at hand. -- American publisher William ...Read More