On November 8th, 1965, the British Indian Ocean Territory was formed.
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A thought for the day: It's ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves. -- American labor leader/...Read More
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 Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2019 with 54 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On November 7th, 1665, the London Gazette -- the oldest surviving journal -- was first published.
A thought for the day: American political activist Mary Ellen Lease said, Raise less corn and more hell!