On October 24th, 1929, "Black Thursday" marked the beginning of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
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A thought for the day: The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time. -- American dancer Alvin Ailey
On this date in history:
In 1911, newsreels became a standard part of U.S. movie screenings when the French film company Pathe began releasing weekly black-and-white features to theaters.
In 1940, the...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- The United States' first professional architect, Charles Bulfinch, in 1763
- Black explorer Matthew Henson in 1866
- Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in 1879
Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2022 with 145 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On August 8th, 1930, Betty Boop appeared in her first cartoon.
A thought for the day: I believe in being an innovator. -- American businessman Walt Disney