On November 2nd, 1948, President Truman defeated Dewey in the Presidential election.
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A thought for the day: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
On this date in history:
In 1883, the United States adopted Standard Time and set up four zones -- Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
In 1928, Mickey Mouse appeared for the first time, with Walt ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French physicist Louis Daguerre, inventor of daguerreotype photography, in 1787
- journalist Dorothy Dix in 1861
- pollster George Gallup in 1901
- astronaut ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017 with 43 to follow.
The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.
On November 18th, 326, the old St. Peter's Basilica was consecrated.
A thought for the day: The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. -- Clark