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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On April 22nd, 1914, Babe Ruth pitched his first professional game.
A thought for the day: On her website, Steffi Graf, who won 22 tennis Grand Slam titles, said, For me, the focus and energy level that I get from physically challenging myself on a daily basis -- not to mention the obvious...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1509, Henry VIII became king of England after his father, Henry VII, died.
In 1836, with the battle cry Remember the Alamo! Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Russian ruler Catherine II -- Catherine the Great -- in 1729
- German educator Friedrich Froebel, who established the concept of the kindergarten, in 1782
- British ...Read More
Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018 with 254 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.
April 21st, 753 B.C. is the traditional date observed for the founding of Rome.