On June 12th, 1859, the Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada.
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A thought for the day: Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -- Margaret Thatcher
On this date in history:
In 1776, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman were appointed by the Continental Congress to write a declaration of independence for the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English playwright/poet Ben Jonson in 1572
- German composer Richard Strauss in 1864
- Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2019 with 203 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn.
On June 11th, 1184 B.C., it is believed that Troy was sacked and burned.
A thought for the day: What is a soul? It's like electricity -- we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room. -- Ray Charles