On January 8th, 1958, Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship at age 14.
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A thought for the day: If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. -- American poet Maya Angelou
On this date in history:
In 1798, the U.S. Congress empowered President John Adams to recruit an American army of 10,000 volunteers.
In 1892, the Sierra Club was founded by naturalist John Muir.
Those born on this date include:
- British statesman William Pitt (the Younger) in 1759
- all-around athlete Jim Thorpe in 1887
- British novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, in 1908
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Today is Saturday, May 28, the 148th day of 2022 with 217 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.
On May 28th, 1588, the Spanish Armada began to set sail for the English Channel.
A thought for the day: Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad. -- U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger