On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
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A thought for the day: Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before. -- Champion speed skater Bonnie Blair
On this date in history:
In 1844, the Dominican Republic was granted independence from Haiti.
In 1933, it was announced that President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt would use a 263-year-old tattered...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1807
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in 1886
- David Sarnoff, RCA board chairman and father of American television, in ...Read More
Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2017 with 307 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On February 27th, 1827, the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Orleans.
A thought for the day: In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt on visiting the site, remarked: In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder ... Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on...Read More