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: The key is not to rule others but to reign over yourself. -- American rapper/actor Queen Latifah
On this date in history:
In 1807, Robert Fulton began the first American steamboat trip between Albany, N.Y., and New York City.
In 1915, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing 275 people.
Those born on this date include:
- French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1601
- frontiersman Davy Crockett in 1786
- movie producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1882
- actor Mae West in 1893
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2022 with 136 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On August 17th, 1807, the world's first commercial steamboat service was inaugurated by Robert Fulton.
A thought for the day: Norwegian painter Edvard Munch said: Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye ... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.