On September 14th, 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 2 crashed on the Moon, becoming the first man-made craft to land on it.
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A thought for the day: There is only eighteen inches between a pat on the back and a kick in the seat of the pants. -- American actor Hattie McDaniel
On this date in history:
In 1814, during a British attack on Fort McHenry, Md., Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
In 1922, the temperature at El Azizia, Libya, reached ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English novelist Daniel Defoe in 1660
- U.S. Army bacteriologist Walter Reed in 1851
- Hershey Co. founder Milton Hershey in 1857
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Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2021 with 109 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 13th, 122, the building of Hadrian's Wall began.
A thought for the day: We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. -- American Olympic sprinter Jesse Owens