On July 11th, 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens was published.
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A thought for the day: Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. -- American comedian/actor Lucille Ball
On this date in history:
In 1890, the first execution by electric chair was carried out. William Kemmler was put to death at Auburn Prison in New York for the ax murder of his girlfriend.
In 1926, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1809
- First lady Edith Roosevelt in 1861
- Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons in 1881
- Scottish scientist ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2020 with 147 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and ...Read More
On August 6th, 1806, Francis II abdicated, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
A thought for the day: The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. -- British writer Lawrence Durrell