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: The worst prison would be a closed heart. -- Pope John Paul II
On this date in history:
In 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
In 1878, the New Haven, Conn., Telephone Co. published the first phone directory. It listed ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Mexican revolutionary/military commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (conqueror of the Alamo) in 1794
- Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman in 1801
- classical...Read More
Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019 with 313 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus.
On February 21st, 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc began.
A thought for the day: Fly-fishing author John Gierach wrote, The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem the longer the trip should be.