On October 4th, 1883, the first run of the Orient Express took place.
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A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong said the Apollo missions demonstrated that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.
On this date in history:
In 1679, New Hampshire became a royal colony of the British crown.
In 1847, after 17 months and many miles of travel, Brigham Young led 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- South American revolutionary/statesman Simon Bolivar in 1783
- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder, author of The Three Musketeers, in 1802
- British poet/...Read More
Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2017 with 160 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On July 24th, 1847, Brigham Young and 148 Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley.
A thought for the day: There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. -- Erich Fromm