On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.
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A thought for the day: It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
On this date in history:
In 1731, a series of earthquakes struck China. More than 100,000 people died.
In 1782, preliminary peace articles formally ending the American Revolutionary War were signed in...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508
- Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1667
- novelist Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, in 1835
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2020 with 31 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On November 30th, 1936, London's Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire.
A thought for the day: I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. -- American author Louisa May Alcott