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: Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. -- American food writer M.F.K. Fisher
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 Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2022 with 181 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Neptune and Saturn.
On July 3rd, 1863. the Battle of Gettysburg ended.
A thought for the day: Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely. -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall