One June 23rd, 1888, Fredrick Douglass became the first African-American nominated for President of the United States.
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A thought for the day: We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
On this date in history:
In 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming U.S. independence from Britain.
In 1826, in one of history's notable coincidences, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Author Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1804
- songwriter Stephen Foster in 1826
- circus operator James Bailey in 1847
- astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt in 1868
Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022 with 180 to follow.
This is Independence Day in the United States.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening ...Read More