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 January 23rd, 1789, Georgetown College became the first Catholic college in the United States.
A thought for the day: The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. -- Andrew Ross
On this date in history:
In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.
In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII.
Those born on this date include:
- Russian Czar Ivan III, known as Ivan the Great, in 1440
- British writer and explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon in ...Read More
Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018 with 343 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 22nd, 1905, Bloody Sunday took place in in St. Petersburg.