On August 25th, 1718, the city of New Orleans was founded.
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A thought for the day: Let us do something beautiful for God. -- Mother Teresa
On this date in history:
In 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives chose Thomas Jefferson as the third president of the United States after he and Aaron Burr tied in the Electoral College. It took 35 House ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- : mail-order retailer Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1844
- Texas oil millionaire H.L. Hunt in 1889
- author Margaret Truman Daniel, daughter of U.S. President Harry S. ...Read More
Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2020 with 318 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On February 17th, 1621, Miles Standish was appointed first commander of the Plymouth colony.
A thought for the day: Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad. -- U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger