On January 14th, 1690, the clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany.
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A thought for the day: Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. -- American author Ella Wheeler Wilcox
On this date in history:
In 1910, radio pioneer and electron tube inventor Lee Deforest arranged the world's first public radio broadcast, a performance by the New York Metropolitan Opera.
In 1915, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Salmon P. Chase, sixth chief justice of the United States and whose image is on the U.S. $10,000 bill, in 1808
- Horatio Alger, author of rags-to-riches stories, in 1832<...Read More
Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2020 with 353 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On January 13th, 1854, Anthony Faas patented the accordion.
A thought for the day: British statesman Edmund Burke said, Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.