On October 5th, 1930, the Airship R-101 crash-landed in France.
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A thought for the day: Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes clean to the bone. -- Dorothy Parker
On this date in history:
In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.
In 1881, five years ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Austrian monk/pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2017 with 164 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On July 20th, 1948, President Truman issued the first peacetime military draft in the United States.
A thought for the day: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -- Mark Twain