On August 17th, 1807, the world's first commercial steamboat service was inaugurated by Robert Fulton.
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A thought for the day: The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize. -- French scientist Irène Joliot-Curie
On this date in history:
In 1876, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now Texas A&M, opened. It was the first public higher education institution in Texas.
In 1883, the Orient Express ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States, in 1822
- Frederic Remington, painter of the American West, in 1861
- writer Alfred Runyan in 1880
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2022 with 88 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On October 4th, 1883, the first run of the Orient Express took place.
A thought for the day: The women's movement is a great movement of the sexes toward each other, with common ideals as to government, as well as common ideals in domestic life, where fully developed manhood must seek and ...Read More