On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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On April 29th, 1770, James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia.
A thought for the day: H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
On this date in history:
In 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.
In 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies took place aboard the HMS Bounty en ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, in 1758
- Dutch legal scholar/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tobias Michael Carel Asser in 1838
- British engineer, ...Read More
Today is Friday, April 28, the 118th day of 2017 with 247 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.
On April 28th, 1789, the mutiny on the HMS Bounty took place.