On January 10th, 1946, the first United Nations General Assembly opened in London.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. -- Andrew Ross
On this date in history:
In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.
In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII.
Those born on this date include:
- Russian Czar Ivan III, known as Ivan the Great, in 1440
- British writer/explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher/statesman Francis Bacon in 1561
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019 with 343 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus.
On January 22nd, 1905, Bloody Sunday took place in in St. Petersburg.
A thought for the day: The American character is both idealistic and realistic: why can't our government reflect both? -- Hillary Clinton