On June 2nd, 1835, P.T. Barnum and his circus began their first tour of the United States.
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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
On this date in history:
In 1776, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted a resolution for independence from Britain.
In 1788, it was announced in the U.S. Congress that the new Constitution ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German novelist Hermann Hesse in 1877
- King Olav V of Norway in 1903
- former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1908
- singer/actor Ken Curtis ...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 2, the 184th day of 2020 with 182 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 2nd, 1900, the first zeppelin flight took place on Lake Constance in Germany.
A thought for the day: Dancing is like bank robbery; it takes split-second timing. -- American choreographer Twyla Tharp