On September 10th, 1913, the first paved coast-to-coast U.S. highway opened.
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A thought for the day: There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. -- British Zimbabwean author Doris Lessing
On this date in history:
In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.
Those born on this date include:
- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actor Sarah Bernhardt in 1844
- comic actor Curly Howard in 1903
- baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx in 1907
Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021 with 70 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.
A thought for the day: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- American lawyer ...Read More