On August 6th, 1806, Francis II abdicated, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
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A thought for the day: Ingratitude is one of the worst passions that reigns in the human breast; it is this that cuts the tender fibers of the soul. -- American teacher/activist Maria W. Stewart
On this date in history:
In 1833, Chicago, with a population of about 200, was incorporated as a village.
In 1858, after several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850
- Joseph Merrick, subject of The Elephant Man, in 1889
- U.S. Gen. Hazel Johnson in 1927
- film director John Huston ...Read More
Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2022 with 148 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On August 5th, 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.
A thought for the day: Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself? -- German Dutch cleric Thomas à Kempis