On December 5th, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity was founded, making it the first scholastic fraternity in the United States.
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A thought for the day: I come from a people who struggled and died to use their voice in this country, and I refuse to be muzzled. -- American TV personality Oprah Winfrey
On this date in history:
In 1653, the city of New Amsterdam was incorporated. It later was renamed New York City.
In 1848, the war between the United States and Mexico formally ended with the signing ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Benedict XIII in 1649
- French statesman Charles de Talleyrand in 1754
- Irish novelist James Joyce in 1882
- Charles Correll, Andy of radio's Amos and ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2023 with 332 to follow.
This is Groundhog Day in the United States.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, ...Read More
On February 2nd, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
A thought for the day: The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. -- American actor...Read More