On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.
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A thought for the day: It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -- U.S. President Ronald Reagan
On this date in history:
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill abolishing the gold standard.
In 1950, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that segregation of African Americans in railroad dining...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- British furniture maker Thomas Chippendale in 1718
- Scottish economist Adam Smith in 1723
- Lincoln County, N.M., Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot Billy the Kid, in ...Read More
Today is Friday, June 5, the 157th day of 2020 with 209 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On June 5th, 1305, Clement V was elected Pope.
A thought for the day: The American character is both idealistic and realistic: Why can't our government reflect both? -- U.S. first lady/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton