On October 4th, 1883, the first run of the Orient Express took place.
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A thought for the day: Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. -- American author James Baldwin
On this date in history:
In 1891, the game of basketball was invented when James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., put peach baskets at the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French wax-figure sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1761
- baseball Hall of Fame member Walter Alston in 1911
- singer/actor Mary Martin in 1913
- singer Lou Rawls in ...Read More
This is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022 with 30 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
A thought for the day: If you're going through hell, keep going. -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill