On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.
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A thought for the day: Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad. -- U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
On this date in history:
In 1703, Czar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg as the new capital of Russia.
In 1930, Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for his adhesive tape, which was later ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Financier Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1794
- social reformer Amelia Bloomer, for whom the undergarment was named, in 1818
- poet Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the lyrics ...Read More
Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2022 with 218 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.
On May 27th, 1883, Alexander III was crowned Tsar of Russia.
A thought for the day: The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera. -- American photographer Dorothea Lange