On December 6th, 1849, abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.
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A thought for the day: Fly-fishing author John Gierach wrote, The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem the longer the trip should be.
On this date in history:
In 1816, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini opened in Rome.
In 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.
In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726
- architect Louis Kahn in 1901
- photographer Ansel Adams in 1902
- actor Gale Gordon in 1906
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2019 with 314 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus.
On February 20th, 1547, Edward VI was crowned King of England at the age of nine.
A thought for the day: "When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. -- Shirley Chisholm