On September 15th, 1835, Charles Darwin, aboard the HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.
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On October 25th, 1828, the St. Katharine Docks opened in London.
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 Saturday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2020 with 68 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On October 24th, 1929, "Black Thursday" marked the beginning of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.