On June 14th, 1775, George Washington was named Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.
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A thought for the day: What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the made destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? -- Indian ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1914, a U.S. ship sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, officially opening the Panama Canal.
In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post were killed when ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1769
- Scottish novelist Walter Scott in 1771
- U.S. first lady Florence Harding in 1860
- British composer Samuel ...Read More
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The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On August 15th, 1519, Panama City was founded.
A thought for the day: We've learned that ... the bodies we inhabit and the lives those bodies carry on need not be perfect to have value. -- American writer Nancy Mairs