On October 14th, 1812, work on Regent's Canal began.
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A thought for the day: There's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. -- ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1775, the Continental Congress ordered construction of America's first naval fleet.
In 1792, the cornerstone to the White House in Washington was laid. It would be November...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- American Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher in 1754
- editorial cartoonist Herbert Block in 1909
- former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1925
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2021 with 79 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On October 13th, 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights took place.
A thought for the day: We all should rise above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness. -- American author/educator Booker T. Washington