On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.
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On July 4th, 1817, construction began on the Erie Canal.
A thought for the day: The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope. --Scottish writer Jane Welsh Carlyle
On this date in history:
In 1608, French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian town of Quebec.
In 1775, George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
Those born on this date include:
- Artist John Singleton Copley in 1738
- American writer/social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1860
- Czech novelist Franz Kafka in 1883
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Today is Friday, July 3, the 185th day of 2020 with 181 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 3rd, 1863. the Battle of Gettysburg ended.