On January 31st, 1958, the Explorer I was launched, becoming the first successful American satellite to be launched into orbit.
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A thought for the day: When men reach their 60s and retire, they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking. -- Gail Sheehy
On this date in history:
In 1787, with George Washington presiding, the first regular session of the Constitutional Convention, which drew up the Constitution of the United States, convened at Independence Hall ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Poet/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1803
- YMCA leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Mott in 1865
- dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in 1878
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Today is Friday, May 25, the 145th day of 2018 with 220 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
On May 25th, 1940, the Battle of Dunkirk began.
A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga