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: Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies. -- Robert F. Kennedy
On this date in history:
In 1812, British forces foiled plans for a U.S. invasion of Canada by capturing the city of Detroit.
In 1896, the North Country gold rush began with the discovery of gold in ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French physicist Gabriel Lippmann, inventor of color photography, in 1845
- British soldier/writer T.E. Lawrence (subject of Lawrence of Arabia) in 1888
- former ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2018 with 137 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On August 16th, 1896, gold was discovered in the Klondike.
A thought for the day: Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart. -- Khalil Gibran