On October 16th, 1869, the Cardiff Giant hoax -- an elaborate prank to prove the existence of a petrified giant in Wales -- was discovered.
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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
On this date in history:
In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus was arrested for treason. He was accused of passing sensitive information regarding new advances in military technology to the Germans.
In 1912, John ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Roman poet Virgil in 70 B.C.
- German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1844
- U.S. first lady Edith Wilson in 1872
- English writer/humorist P.G. Wodehouse ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2020 with 77 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On October 15th, 1928, the Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight.
A thought for the day: The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidible character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the ...Read More