On December 6th, 1849, abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.
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A thought for the day: George H.W. Bush, speaking of the United States' varied communities and organizations, said, a brilliant diversity spreads like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
On this date in history:
In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at William and Mary College in Virginia.
In 1848, U.S. President James Polk confirmed the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, in 1782
- U.S. Army Gen. George Custer in 1839
- film director Fritz Lang in 1890
- German physicist ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2017, with 26 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 5th, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity was founded, making it the first scholastic fraternity in the United States.
A thought for the day: I do not mistrust the future. I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. -- George H.W. Bush