On May 12th, 1873, Oscar II of Sweden-Norway was crowned King of Sweden.
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A thought for the day: A thought for the day: Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -- Margaret Mead
On this date in history:
In 1858, Minnesota joined the United States as the 32nd state.
In 1862, the Confederate navy destroyed its iron-clad vessel Merrimac to prevent it from falling into the hands ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine, in 1854
- songwriter Irving Berlin in 1888
- dancer/choreographer Martha Graham in 1894
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Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2019 with 234 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.
On May 11th, 1928, the first analogue TV service was begun in New York.
A thought for the day: You may have tangible wealth untold/Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold/Richer than I you can never be/I had a mother who read to me. -- Strickland Gillilan