On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
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A thought for the day: There is always room at the top. -- American statesman Daniel Webster
On this date in history:
In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War in Europe.
In 1861, the first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, in 1788
- attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for U.S. president, in 1830
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021 with 68 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On October 24th, 1929, "Black Thursday" marked the beginning of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
A thought for the day: We are all of us, men and women both, the creatures of culture: we do and feel what our societies ask us to, and the demands put upon us are not always consistent or precisely correlated with biology...Read More