On August 10th, 1954, the groundbreaking ceremony for Saint Lawrence Seaway was held at Massena, New York.
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A thought for the day: It was Hartford (Conn.) Courant Editor Charles Dudley Warner -- and not his friend and colleague Mark Twain -- who said, Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
On this date in history:
In 79 A.D., thousands died and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
In 1814, the British captured Washington and...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Argentine poet/author Jorge Luis Borges in 1899
- Palestinian leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yasser Arafat in 1929
- British novelist A.S. Byatt, born Antonia ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2019 with 129 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On August 24th, 1853, potato chips were first prepared.
A thought for the day: Patience is more worthy than miracle-working. -- Christian mystic Margery Kempe