On August 14th, 1808, the Cologne Cathedral in Germany was completed.
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A thought for the day: I think being a liberal, in the true sense, is being non-doctrinaire, non-dogmatic, non-committed to a cause, but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a ...Read More
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
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2019 with 140 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On August 13th, 1913, Harry Brearly invented stainless steel.
A thought for the day: Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, during the 1968 Democratic Party national convention, said: The police aren't here to create disorder, the police are here to preserve disorder.