On October 29th, 1886, the ticker-tape parade first took place in New York City.
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A thought for the day: I believe in being an innovator. -- Walt Disney
On this date in history:
In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at William and Mary College in Virginia.
In 1848, U.S. President James Polk confirmed the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Julius II in 1443
- Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, in 1782
- poet Christina Rossetti in 1830
- U.S. Army Gen. George Custer in ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2019, with 26 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Uranus.
On December 5th, 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity was founded, making it the first scholastic fraternity in the United States.
A thought for the day: Democracy must be our answer to terrorism. -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel