On June 26th, 1819, the bicycle was patented.
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A thought for the day: Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it. -- American golfer Ben Hogan
On this date in history:
In 1889, William Gray patented the coin-operated telephone.
In 1918, women were allowed to join the U.S. Marines for the first time. Sgt. Opha May Johnson, a 40-year-old civil...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Sharpshooter Annie Oakley in 1860
- actor Bert Lahr in 1895
- film director Alfred Hitchcock in 1899
- golf Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan in 1912
- ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2022 with 140 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On August 13th, 1913, Harry Brearly invented stainless steel.
A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. -- British scientist Charles Darwin