On October 3rd, 1962, the Mercury 8 took off for its eight-hour flight.
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A thought for the day: Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. -- Indira Gandhi
On this date in history:
In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
In 1920, threats against the life of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, because of his activities in ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Scottish engineer James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, in 1736
- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1807
- American short story writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2017 with 346 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.
A thought for the day: Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -- Bill Gates