On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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A thought for the day: Women have been called queens a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. -- American author Louisa May Alcott
On this date in history:
In 1877, Thomas Edison demonstrated a hand-cranked phonograph that recorded sound on grooved metal cylinders. Edison shouted verses of Mary Had a Little Lamb into the machine, which ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Austrian physicist Christian Doppler in 1803
- author Louisa May Alcott in 1832
- Chinese Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi in 1835
- English electrical engineer John ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022 with 32 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On November 29th, 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened to the public.
A thought for the day: He who heaps up gold and silver does so to no profit without wisdom, but he who heaps up wisdom no man can snatch it from his heart. -- The Kebra Nagast