On January 25th, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on Mars.
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A thought for the day: The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. -- American author Edith Wharton
On this date in history:
In 1848, gold was discovered at John Sutter's mill near Sacramento. The discovery touched off the great gold rush of 1849.
In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- English dramatist William Congreve in 1670
- British social reformer Edwin Chadwick in 1800
- author Edith Wharton in 1862
- abstract painter Robert Motherwell...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2023 with 341 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
A thought for the day: Alas! Time leaves the marks of his rough fingers upon all things. -- British abolitionist Ignatius Sancho