On January 17th, 1873, the First Battle of the Stronghold took place.
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A thought for the day: You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge. -- American writer Damon Runyon
On this date in history:
In 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica was first published.
In 1817, Mississippi joined the United States as the 20th state.
In 1869, the Territory of Wyoming granted ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Abolitionist/journalist William Lloyd Garrison in 1805
- mathematician Ada Lovelace in 1815
- poet Emily Dickinson in 1830
- librarian Melvil Dewey, inventor ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2023 with 21 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On December 10th, 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.
A thought for the day: Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. -- American comedian Redd Foxx