On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.
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A thought for the day: Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -- Bill Gates
On this date in history:
In 1778, James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. He called them the Sandwich Islands.
In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689
- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in ...Read More
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2017 with 347 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 18th, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles.
A thought for the day: Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -- Mother Teresa