On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: If you risk nothing, you risk everything. -- American actor Geena Davis
On this date in history:
In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris, ending more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy.
In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Soldier/Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer/historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- Russian mystic ...Read More
Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2022 with 344 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On January 21st, 1976, the first commercial Concorde flight took off.
A thought for the day: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin said, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon.