On January 25th, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on Mars.
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A thought for the day: Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits. -- French nun/scholar Héloïse
On this date in history:
In 1807, Robert Fulton began the first American steamboat trip between Albany, N.Y., and New York City.
In 1915, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing 275 people.
Those born on this date include:
- French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1601
- frontiersman Davy Crockett in 1786
- movie producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1882
- actor Mae West in 1893
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019 with 136 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On August 17th, 1807, the world's first commercial steamboat service was inaugurated by Robert Fulton.
A thought for the day: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou