On January 29th, 1944, the battleship USS Missouri was launched.
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A thought for the day: The worst prison would be a closed heart. -- Pope John Paul II
On this date in history:
In 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
In 1878, the New Haven, Conn., Telephone Co. published the first phone directory. It listed ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Mexican revolutionary and military commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (conqueror of the Alamo) in 1794
- Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman in 1801
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018 with 313 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On February 21st, 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc began.
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.