On July 22nd, 1587, the Colony of Roanoke was re-established.
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A thought for the day: Things are not quite so simple always as black and white. -- British-Zimbabwean writer Doris Lessing
On this date in history:
In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, seeking a western route to India, with a convoy of three small ships -- the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria -- and fewer than 100 ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator, in 1811
- World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 1900
- Monkey Trial defendant John Scopes in 1900
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021 with 150 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On August 3rd, 1958, the USS Nautilus traveled under the Arctic ice cap.
A thought for the day: I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace. -- American track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee