On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
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A thought for the day: English author Aldous Huxley wrote, Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
On this date in history:
In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold's name was forever after associated with the word traitor.
Those born on this date include:
- Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645
- U.S. first lady Margaret Taylor in 1788
- British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866
Today is Monday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2021 with 101 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On September 21st, 2001, Deep Space 1 flew within 2,200 kms of Comet Borrelly.
A thought for the day: It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. -- Italian actor Sophia Loren