On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- American author Mark Twain
On this date in history:
In 1731, a series of earthquakes struck China. More than 100,000 people died.
In 1782, preliminary peace articles formally ending the American Revolutionary War were signed in...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508
- Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1667
- novelist Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, in 1835
- ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2019 with 31 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On November 30th, 1936, London's Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire.
A thought for the day: Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. -- British author C.S. Lewis