On January 13th, 1854, Anthony Faas patented the accordion.
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A thought for the day: The American character is both idealistic and realistic: Why can't our government reflect both? -- U.S. first lady/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
On this date in history:
In 1783, the first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon occurred at Annonay, France.
In 1784, France's Marie Thible of Lyons became the first woman to fly in a hot-air ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- George III, king of England during the American Revolutionary War, in 1738
- actor Rosalind Russell in 1907
- actor Dennis Weaver in 1924
- radio/TV host Ruth ...Read More
Today is Thursday, June 4, the 156th day of 2020 with 210 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
On June 4th, 1896, Henry Ford took his first automobile - the Quadricycle - for a test drive.
A thought for the day: "I improvised, crazed by the music ... Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky, and when I regained the Earth it seemed to be mine alone. -- American ...Read More