On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.
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A thought for the day: Love dies only when growth stops. -- American writer Pearl S. Buck
On this date in history:
In 1900, Dr. Walter Reed and his medical team began a successful campaign to eradicate yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone.
In 1917, the first troops of the American ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Reputed baseball pioneer Abner Doubleday in 1819
- British physicist/inventor William Thomson Kelvin in 1824
- Nobel literature laureate Pearl Buck in 1892
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Today is Sunday, June 26, the 177th day of 2022 with 188 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On June 26th, 1819, the bicycle was patented.
A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- English writer Ernest Benn