On October 26th, 1825, the Erie Canal opened.
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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.
On this date in history:
In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state in the United States.
In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college in the United States, opened ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Civil War-era Gen. George B. McClellan in 1826
- U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist Cleveland Abbe in 1838
- English novelist Joseph Conrad in 1857
- singer ...Read More
Today is Friday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2021 with 27 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On December 3rd, 1904, the Jovian moon Himalia was discovered.
A thought for the day: That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. -- Greek soprano Maria Callas