On November 2nd, 1948, President Truman defeated Dewey in the Presidential election.
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A thought for the day: Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
On this date in history:
In 1701, Yale University was founded.
In 1793, following her conviction for treason, French Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, was beheaded on the Place de la ...Read More
Those born on this day include:
- Lexicographer Noah Webster in 1758
- Irish author/dramatist Oscar Wilde in 1854
- British statesman/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Austen Chamberlain in 1863
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2018 with 76 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On October 16th, 1869, the Cardiff Giant hoax -- an elaborate prank to prove the existence of a petrified giant in Wales -- was discovered.
A thought for the day: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. -- Oscar Wilde