On August 13th, 1913, Harry Brearly invented stainless steel.
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A thought for the day: It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all. -- French-Cuban-American writer Anaïs Nin
On this date in history:
In 1704, in the bloodiest event of the so-called Queen Anne's War, Deerfield, a frontier settlement in western Massachusetts, was attacked by a French and indian force. Some 100 men, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Paul III in 1468
- British religious leader Ann Lee, founder of the American Shaker sect, in 1736
- operatic composer Gioacchino Antonio Rossini in 1792
Today is Monday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2016 with 306 to follow.
This is Leap Year Day, which occurs only once every four years.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, ...Read More
On February 29th, 1720, Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden abdicated in favor of her husband, King Frederick I.
A thought for the day: We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. -- American Olympic sprinter Jesse Owens