On June 29th, 1613, the Globe Theatre in London burned down.
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A thought for the day: Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an afterlife. -- American commentator Ariana Huffington<...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1799, the Rosetta Stone, which helped decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, was found in an Egyptian village by French soldiers.
In 1806, Zebulon Pike began an ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn in 1606
- poet Clement Clarke Moore, author of A Visit from St. Nicholas (Twas the Night Before Christmas) in 1779
- Roman Catholic ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, July 15, the 197th day of 2020 with 169 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 15th, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was discovered by Pierre-Francois Bouchard.
A thought for the day: We are bound together by the most powerful of all ties -- our fervent love for freedom and independence, which knows no homeland but the human heart. -- U.S. President Gerald R. Ford