On November 30th, 1936, London's Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire.
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A thought for the day: A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. -- Edward R. Murrow
On this date in history:
In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold's name was forever after associated with the word traitor.
Those born on this date include:
- Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645
- British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866
- animator Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig,...Read More
Today is Friday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2018 with 101 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 21st, 2001, Deep Space 1 flew within 2,200 kms of Comet Borrelly.
A thought for the day: It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. -- Sophia Loren