On December 2nd, 1848, Franz Joseph I became King of Austria.
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A thought for the day: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor died suddenly of cholera. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Actor/singer Ed Ames in 1927 (age 93)
- English artist David Hockney in 1937 (age 83)
- actor Brian Dennehy in 1938
- actor Richard Roundtree in 1942 (age 78)<...Read More
Today is Thursday, July 9, the 191st day of 2020 with 175 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 9th, 1968, the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank was opened.
A thought for the day: Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. -- Greek historian Herodotus