On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.
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A thought for the day: It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am. -- American boxer Muhammad Ali
On this date in history:
In 1605, Don Quixote was published.
In 1806, the first baby, James Madison Randolph, was born in the White House. He was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Pius V in 1504
- American statesman/scientist/author Benjamin Franklin in 1706
- author Anne Bronte in 1820
- British statesman David Lloyd George in 1863...Read More
Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021 with 348 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On January 17th, 1873, the First Battle of the Stronghold took place.
A thought for the day: Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. -- American writer/activist Susan Sontag