On October 4th, 1883, the first run of the Orient Express took place.
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On December 8th, 1609, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the second public library in Europe, opened.
A thought for the day: If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. -- American football star Terrell Owens
On this date in history:
In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1909, Leo Baekeland patented the process for making Bakelite, giving birth to the modern plastics ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1598
- Theodor Schwann, German physiologist/co-originator of cell theory, in 1810
- novelist Willa Cather in 1873
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2023 with 24 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.