On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
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A thought for the day: Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes clean to the bone. -- Dorothy Parker
On this date in history:
In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.
In 1881, five years ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Austrian monk/pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953...Read More
Today is Friday, July 20, the 201st day of 2018 with 164 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.
On July 20th, 1948, President Truman issued the first peacetime military draft in the United States.
A thought for the day: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -- Mark Twain