On October 17th, 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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A thought for the day: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. -- Irish author Oscar Wilde
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 Friday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2020 with 76 to follow.
The moon is new. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. 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: A country's competitiveness starts not on the factory floor or in the engineering lab. It starts in the classroom. -- former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca