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: Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. -- American writer/activist Susan Sontag
On this date in history:
In 1581, the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.
In 1919, the United States went legally dry when the 36th state ratified the 18th Amendment. Prohibition went into ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Andre Michelin, the French industrialist who first mass-produced rubber automobile tires, in 1853
- Canadian poet Robert Service in 1874
- former Cuban dictator ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2021 with 349 to follow.
The moon is new. Morning stars are Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On January 16th, 1970, Buckminster Fuller received a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.
A thought for the day: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.