On November 8th, 1965, the British Indian Ocean Territory was formed.
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A thought for the day: When the rich wage war it's the poor who die. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
On this date in history:
In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean for the first time. They would arrive two weeks later.
In 1874, the first cartoon depicting the elephant as ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- British explorer Capt. James Cook in 1728
- Marie Curie, discoverer of radium, in 1867
- Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1879
- bandleader Phil Spitalny ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2017 with 54 to follow.
The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.
On November 7th, 1665, the London Gazette -- the oldest surviving journal -- was first published.
A thought for the day: So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. -- Roald Dahl