On July 12th, 1534, King Henry the VIII married his final wife, Catherine Parr.
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On September 15th, 1835, Charles Darwin, aboard the HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.
A thought for the day: American birth control activist Margaret Sanger wrote: No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley died of wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1920, the first ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov in 1849
- Margaret Sanger, American pioneer in the birth-control movement, in 1879
- actor Clayton Moore in 1914
- author/...Read More
Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2019 with 108 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 14th, 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 2 crashed on the Moon, becoming the first man-made craft to land on it.