On July 11th, 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens was published.
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A thought for the day: California Gov. Jerry Brown said, Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.
On this date in history:
In 1812, Russians set fire to Moscow in an effort to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops.
In 1954, the famous scene in which Marilyn Monroe is shown laughing as ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254
- novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789
- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857
- British ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2019 with 107 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 15th, 1835, Charles Darwin, aboard the HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.
A thought for the day: American birth control activist Margaret Sanger wrote: No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether ...Read More