On November 26th, 1778, Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui.
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A thought for the day: I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. -- author Rebecca ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand.
In 1816, the United States' first savings bank, the Provident Institution for Savings, opened in Boston.
Those born on this date include:
- Former U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln in 1818
- World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York in 1887
- former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz in 1920 (age 98)
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2018 with 18 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 13th, 1545, the Council of Trent began.
A thought for the day: Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. -- Sigmund Freud