On January 7th, 1610, Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons.
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A thought for the day: Phil Jackson, who coached teams to 11 NBA titles, said, Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
On this date in history:
In 1909, French pioneer aviator Louis Bleriot became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air machine across the English Channel. It took him 36 minutes.
In 1917, Mata Hari ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Knox in 1750
- artist Thomas Eakins in 1844
- actor Estelle Getty in 1923
- actor Barbara Harris in 1935 (age 82)
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Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2017 with 159 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On July 25th, 1894, the first Sino-Japanese War began.
A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong said the Apollo missions demonstrated that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.